Jaco has malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour otherwise known as a sarcoma. It is a very aggressive rare cancer. There is not a lot of doctors/surgeons that specialise in this cancer, but we found two after been told there is nothing more than can do for him. Over the last 5 months jaco has deteriorated so bad that he can no longer walk, sit or even lay on his back.
These doctors can assist jaco with a surgery which will hopefully get rid of the cancer but because of the type of monster it is, his sacrum, pelvis, nerves and soft tissue will have to be removed as well, which will leave him paralysed but ALIVE.
This surgery is very intricate and requires a group of different doctors and surgeon's and will take between 9 and 11 hours. Thus the cost.
Jaco is at home and reasonably comfortable but is unable to move around, so visits are welcome.