Help Support the Fight against Blood Cancers

by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Sep 28, 2012

Remembering Families too

Pictured: Brett Keisel and Aaron Jones
Pictured: Brett Keisel and Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones was 7 when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He battled valiantly for three years but tragically lost his life to the disease on June 28, 2012.

During his cancer journey Aaron spent many of his days at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. While there, he had the thrill of meeting several of his heroes from the Pittsburgh Steelers, including Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel. Aaron got so sick so quickly that he never got the chance to attend a Steelers game, but in August the Steelers organization and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society teamed up to invite his family – mom, dad and two brothers - to attend a game.

“It has been hard since we lost Aaron; Our house is so empty without his laughs,” his mother, Shelly Jackson said. “Thank you for remembering the families, too, whether they are still in treatment or cured or passed on to heaven. It meant a lot to us but I think I was the only one who cried at the Steeler game that night.”

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Location: White Plains, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Project Leader:
Kristin Hoose
Communications Manager
White Plains, New York United States

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