Jackson “Gage” Reeves, April 10, 2011, AL
Name: Jackson “Gage” Reeves
Age at Diagnosis – 14 ( diagnosed December 30th, 2010)
Status – Only recently diagnosed with ALL Leukemia December 30th, 2010.
Undergoing weekly and home-based chemotherapy for at least next three years.
AL. Gage was diagnosed on Dec. 30th, 2010 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). That day his world completely turned upside down. He currently is undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL and has had to every week since first diagnosed. Also, his mom administers chemotherapy at home. He is on a 3-year treatment plan for recovery with the Oncology/Hematology Clinic at Children’s Hospital. He is a very determined young man who inspires everyone he comes in contact with because of his strength during this critical time. He is very outgoing and loves Alabama football, deer hunting, four-wheeler riding, fishing, and, of course, racing, generally anything outdoors. Before his illness he attended Vernon Intermediate School and is in the 8th grade. He was active in sports such as football and baseball.
He finds strength in God and attends Open Door Christian Fellowship Church in Vernon, AL. Gage lives with his mom, Gracie Carter, 10 year-old brother, Haven Reeves, and 5 year-old sister, Ava Grace Salters in Vernon, AL. They love spending time together and being involved in as many activities together as possible. However, due to his recent illness, Gage is limited in his normal activities. Gage has had to deal with a great deal of sickness due to the side effects of his chemotherapy and that limits him from the everyday life we all take for granted. When he received the phone call of the invitation to attend the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, he was ecstatic beyond words!