Aransas Pass welcomes Munozes
The Aransas Pass community showed up like family to welcome Jacob Munoz and his family to an Aransas Pass “staycation” and respite from the young man’s routine of chemo treatments and doctor visits as he battles a very rare and aggressive form of leukemia. His story has been recorded by his mother via social media and other such outlets, calling his story “JacobStrong,” and it was one of these which caught the attention of local resident Rosemary Vega.
Vega, as a mother and grandmother, was touched by Jacob’s story, as he was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Jan. 24, 2015 and spent the next 11 months taking daily chemo at home and a large weekly pulse of chemo. He also had lumbar punctures and received intrathecal chemotherapy drugs administered directly into his spine.
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