Jeremiah Garcia (Jj)This is our son Jeremiah, but he goes by the name of JJ. He was diagnosed with Leukemia 9 days after his 6th birthday on July 27, 2014. It was a normal day, or so we thought. We had just come from football when I decided to take Jj to the emergency room as I had concerns about the bruises he was developing, his recent fatigue and red little dots, which now we know are petechiae. A normal Sunday turned into a nightmare! I died in that room over and over again. I asked, “How can this happen? He’s my world, I can’t live without him!” I turned to the nurse and asked, “What’s going to happen? What can you do for my son?” She said they couldn’t treat him there but they were transferring him to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where they would be able to assist Jj with his care. A couple hours later we arrived at Cedar Crest where they performed the same blood work to confirm. I could never forget all the screams from our baby. Both of his hands had IVs, which had to be taped onto a board to circulate correctly. I held my baby in my arms with tears falling down my face all night. I just kept praying but felt so weak, so helpless. But when our son looked at me and said, “Mom, don’t worry, I’m going to be ok, I’m going to beat Leukemia” I told myself if our son who is 6 years old can have such a positive attitude & be so brave then I need to get it together. I looked at him and said, “Jj, you’re right & we’re going to do this together I promise you!” When I think of words to describe our son I think of a fighter, a warrior, a believer in God, strong, motivated, lovable, kind, good hearted, an inspiration to us & definitely one of a kind!