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Jack was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his home state of Montana after his leg suddenly broke. His parents chose Dana-Farber for treatment, despite the distance, because of the Institute’s long-standing expertise in pediatric cancer. An athlete—everything from skiing and surfing to tennis—Jack hopes to complete on Team USA’s Nordic ski team in the 2026 Paralympics.
"Striking out cancer means that we have to find a cure for this, so no one else has to deal with it again," Jack says.
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