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May 2, 2014

Jacob’s fight

Mineral Wells teen’s battle with large brain tumor has him fighting, but far from defeated

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Ann wanted something done, so they ultimately decided on chemotherapy.

Every Thursday, Jacob goes into chemotherapy. Ann has already used all of her paid time off, but must endure the process for the sake of her son.

The Acostas are praying that chemotherapy will be the line, but if things do not improve in the next few months, radiation will be the next step – the last step possible.

As it stands, Jacob’s peripheral vision is marred, but the doctors are hopeful that his vision will fully recover. As time goes on during the treatment, Jacob will lose his hair; however, he has good friends who have committed to shaving their heads in his honor. To make things even harder, Jacob can’t ever play any sports requiring physical contact again – he was on the A-team in football.

Each day is a struggle, but Jacob isn’t beaten.

He feels a mixture of being tired and scared, he said, but he is trying to keep positive.

Although he cannot play contact sports, he is considering golf. He’s a musician and plays in the junior high band.

Outside of school, he loves spending time on his phone and playing “Call of Duty.” He is also also very involved in his Church youth group.

“He has kept a smile on his face this entire time,” Ann said.

Bake sale benefits for Jacob are today and Saturday. The first event is 2 p.m. today at Titan Bank, with Saturday’s event at Metro Grocery Store, also at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Amy at 940-452-2448. There will also be a basket raffle. Tickets are available at both bake sales.

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