88 Blessings Inc. and Miami Dolphins star Allen Hurns have partnered with the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine to host a Jaxen’s Fun Day fundraiser for five-year-old Jaxen Mathis, who is suffering from a rare brain cancer, and his mom, Rowenda, who has had to quit her job to care for him.
The classic car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the museum, 4730 U.S. 1, St. Augustine. Admission is free, but donations to help Jaxen and his mom are welcome.
Jaxen was diagnosed nearly two years ago with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which has a five-year survival rate of 2%. Six weeks of proton radiation, chemotherapy and a clinical study in Gainesville stabilized his tumor, but a follow-up scan in September showed that it was progressing.
Low-dose chemotherapy paired with steroids was started in the hope that it would slow the growth, but the treatment has stopped working and has been discontinued.
Now, Jaxen, an outgoing boy who enjoys baseball, monster trucks, cooking, animals, Spiderman and McDonald’s can no longer walk, talk or consume nutrients by mouth. Through it all, he has not complained.
For further information, contact Erica Wilson at 904-290-3588.