Jake DeHaai, from West Des Moines, has been in remission for two years. At age 10, doctors found a cancerous tumor in Jake’s nose. To help fight his fear, Jake decided to name his tumor “Bob.” When “Bob” was removed, Jake’s family and friends threw a “No More Bob” Party. Throughout several months of chemo, Jake remained in school. His family would bring him to Iowa City on Fridays and have him back home on Mondays or Tuesdays. Jake was thrilled to be able to go to school.
Jake’s a huge Iowa State fan, but hopes to someday go to medical school at University of Iowa. He says he’s grateful to be alive.