ALL PROFITS TO SUPPORT JACK IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
In July 2018, Jack Berry, son of Missoula Montana Firefighter Cooper Berry, was a normal active 10 year old boy enjoying summer in his hometown. He was in a constant state of motion. He loved mountain biking, playing hockey, running with his dog in the mountains, and wrestling with his two little brothers. It wasn’t alarming when he complained of pain above his knee beginning in June. Growing pains.
On July 11th, Jack was preparing to go on a two night backpacking trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness when he felt a severe pain of his life in his leg. An x-ray revealed a broken femur and a tumor. Jack had Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Jack and his family were on the first flight to Boston to get the best possible medical care.
Jack spent 10 months in Boston receiving aggressive chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Jack was given a choice for the removal of his tumor. His choice was to have a rotationplasty which would allow him to return to his wild ways. A large portion of his femur was removed along with his knee. His lower leg was reversed and reattached to the femur creating a new “knee” from his ankle. His surgery was performed on September 28th, 2018 and he was fitted with prosthetic in January 2019.
As Jack still battles cancer today, he lives by the motto “If something ever seems like it’s too much, all you have to do is break it down into smaller parts”. Show your support by repping his motto!