Family walking cross country makes stop at CCS
The Cobb family is a family of five from Houston that is halfway through their 4,000 mile journey to walk from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida in honor of their late daughter, Julia, and to help other families facing cancer.
Jennifer and Jonathan Cobb have both lost their mothers to cancer, Jonathan battled a rare cancer himself, and their daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, at the age of 6. Julia spent 22 months undergoing treatment for her cancer. Before she passed away in October last year, the 8 year old had one last opportunity to go on a Make-a-Wish trip with her family to Disney World.
The Cobb family has already walked 2,300 miles and have been through the Mojave Desert, Rocky Mountains, and most of the Great Plains. With every step they take on their 4,000 mile journey, they are bringing awareness for how much support and funding is needed in the area of pediatric cancer. Their goal is to reach $413,000 for research and helping families in their fight. They have reached $20,213.
Dad, Jonathan; mom, Jennifer; Jonathan, 13; Jenna, 11 and Jaxi, 4 Cobb made a stop in Orange, at Community Christian School on their 4,000 mile journey across America. The Community Christian School student body had their own goal of $400 to raise for the JuCan Foundation. They not only met their goal but more than doubled the amount and were able to donate $850.
Jennifer Cobb gave their family story about Julia’s fight with cancer, their adventure at Disney World, losing Julia, their decision as a family to walk across America to raise awareness and in honor of Julia, and the adventures they have had on their journey. Each family member told stories of Julia and lessons they have learned during their journey through Julia’s fight with cancer. One particular story was told by their son, Jonathan, which involved a paper clip, and an inspiring message: “Hold it together, until God works it out.”
Lucy’s provided lunch for the family while they were visiting.
Please follow the Cobb family and the JuCan Foundation as they make their way across America. You can find them on Facebook and at their website,www.jucanfoundation.org.