Challenge: Above Knee Amputee
Sports: Wheelchair Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Skiing, Surfing
Bio: On December 29th 2014, at the age of 12, Jake Eastwood was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer in his left leg. On December 30th of 2014 he started treatment, which included chemotherapy, limb salvage surgery and more nights in the hospital that anyone wants to remember. On his 1-year post treatment scans, the cancer returned in the same leg and Jake elected to have his leg amputated above the knee. Although a very tough decision, modern technology and support from groups like CAF have opened many new doors and possibilities!
Jake is a natural athlete and has always loved sports. Prior to being diagnosed with cancer, Jake played select baseball, select basketball, soccer, skiing and golf. Jake loves competing and has not let cancer or being an amputee slow him down. He is currently playing wheelchair basketball through Seattle Adaptive Sports, swims on the Shadow Seals swim team, has learned to surf, 3 track skiis and is a member of the Jackson High School Golf Team.
Most importantly, Jake is a good friend, brother, son and 15 year-old with a bright future ahead.