PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A special update to a story we brought you of a local boy battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. According to a Facebook post, there's now no trace of cancer thanks to his dad!
Jakobe Washington lives in Charlotte County. Earlier this year, his parents, Jordan and Imeria, told us the 8-year-old needed a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
The organization "Be The Match" worked to help Jakobe find a life-saving donor, and because Jakobe is black, his chances of finding a donor were lower.
On Monday, this baseball loving boy's mom posted that a 50 percent match was found in Jakobe's dad Jordan.
A biopsy revealed no trace of leukemia!
Imeria says there's still a long road ahead, but the family is keeping the faith.