In June of 2003, Jason was diagnosed with liver cancer at the age of 2. He was then admitted to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he stayed for the duration of his treatment. There had been several complications and at one point they did not think that Jason was going to survive. Fortunately, Jason was an extremely strong fighter and survived through his treatments. As of February 2004, Jason was considered in remission and went for monthly-check-ups at the Hershey Medical Center. Five years later on February of 2009, days before THON Weekend, Jason was termed cancer FREE! Jason is currently doing wonderfully and doing everything he loves to do such as playing football and baseball, and wrestling with his brother! We are fortunate to say that he is an incredibly healthy 13-year-old boy.