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Original article on 13abc.com: Family of local boy who died of brain cancer turns their pain into action

MONCLOVA (WTVG) – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the numbers are staggering. Every day, 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer. The average age is just six-years-old. 12% of the children who are diagnosed with cancer do not survive. A local family who lost a child to the disease is working to help change those numbers with a special event next month.

Jack Fineske lost his battle against brain cancer when he was just 11-years-old. His family has turned their private loss into a way to help others. Catching Up With Jack is a walk and 5k in Jack’s memory. What they’ve accomplished with the event in the three years since his death has added up to a whole lot of help.

This is how Jack’s uncle Jim Herrick describes him, “He was kind. He was loving, and he was thoughtful.” His family says Jack kept all those traits as he battled brain cancer.

His father Brady Fineske says Jack was just two days shy of his sixth birthday when he was first diagnosed, “Jack had a brain tumor at the base of his brain stem. He had surgery to remove it, and he went through several rounds of radiation and chemo.”

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