Sandy Springs, Georgia (First News Atlanta) – A Georgia 5-year-old is inspiring courage and strength in all of us. After overcoming leukemia, he is currently creating new memories outside of hospitals.
Jack Clement, a little child, scales a ladder to reach THE bell. It’s the bell of victory. who you call when leukemia fails. He made a lot of jumps. All he needed was to be the center of attention, according to Jack’s mother, Sarah Clement.
Jack is five now, full of play and enthusiasm. A month before his second birthday, he received a leukemia diagnosis.
Sarah recalled, “That is it! I had my tears, I got angry, I got really upset, and then I was pregnant with my daughter.” We are going to fight; I’m done sobbing. The years that followed were characterized by struggle and attempts to establish a childhood amidst cancer.
He is currently receiving post-treatment care. We spent so much time together at the hospital that these people became my family. Thus, it is merely a new reality; our family is now “normal.” We don’t have to worry about visiting the doctor every day when we get up, go to school, and return home,” Sarah remarked.
The family is currently creating new memories outside of the hospital. They will be traveling to Walt Disney World in February together with Bert’s Big Adventure team. Children with chronic and terminal conditions can take a five-day vacation to Walt Disney World, courtesy of the organization.
Molly Darby from Bert’s Big Adventure said, “We also have our Fairy Godmother program so anytime one of our kids is in the hospital we visit, every single day.”
Sarah remarked, “You are with people who understand you and know you and aren’t looking at you, like, with pity.” Now that cancer has been defeated, Jack may finally enjoy his childhood and develop into a strong, courageous adult.