Spring, Texas – July 6th, 2015: Jacob Munoz, an 8th grader at Kleb Intermediate was welcomed home today by hundreds of fellow class mates, friends and family after 90 days of intense treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital. In January 2015 Munoz was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. On Thursday April 23rd Munoz was admitted to Texas Children’s Cancer center for a 90 day block of intensified chemotherapy. The family tells Spring Happenings that “loosing is not an option.”
Munoz is a well known athlete at Kleb Intermediate where he plays football and basketball. Parents tell Spring Happenings that the students have learned to become closer to a teammate or maybe a friend they didn’t know very well at school. The parents said the kids have shown passion, love and support for Munoz throughout his battle.
Munoz has 19 months of treatment left, receiving chemotherapy every day out of his home and a “monster treatment” at an out patient facility once per week.
A biopsy was done last week to determine if a bone marrow transplant will be needed but the results have not yet been returned.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the family with medical expenses. Please consider visiting the page and making a contribution.
Spring Happenings will bring you the latests development with Munoz’s battle against cancer. #JacobStrong