Jimmy's Story

As told by his mom, Lacie

Our son Jimmy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at 4 months old. It was a devastating diagnosis, and we weren’t sure Jimmy would live to see his 1st birthday due to complications of the location of the tumor and the size it was at the time of diagnosis.

Jimmy’s resiliency through 3 years off and on of chemotherapy through his toddler years was unmatched. The tumor would shrink, stabilize and then start growing again. It was a roller coaster of ups and downs for over 6 years. Jimmy received a 4th one-year round of chemotherapy at 6 years old. Jimmy not only handled it like the superhero he is, but when he rang the bell, he literally inspired millions. We live one day at a time, embracing every day we get to live it with Jimmy. Jimmy’s tumor has remained stable for the last three years. Jimmy is now nine years old thriving in 4th grade.

Jimmy loves music, playing the drums, being around people, dancing and playing outside. He is kind-hearted, empathetic and has the ability to bring calm and peace to anyone hurting. It’s like he was made for that purpose. In the last three years, during our time off all medications, we found Lending Hearts.

Lending Hearts embraces us as family, Jim (dad) , Lacie (mom), Jimmy and Lily (sister), and invited us to their events with open arms and gracious hearts. Our family has been able to create memories and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences through the Lending Hearts events. I