In the pool, on the volleyball court, the soccer pitch, and especially the softball field, Jude Jawhar was a competitor who loved sports and loved nearly everyone she met. That love was not dampened when, at the age of 14, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.
Despite surgeries, chemotherapy, and even an above-the-knee amputation, Jude never lost sight of the dream to return to the softball field nor of her dream to become an oncology nurse practitioner. Her career goals brought her to Towson University.
Unfortunately, Jude's life was too short to accomplish all her goals; she passed away at age 18 in February 2018. In honor of Jude, please consider donating to pediatric sarcoma research led by Dr. Christine Pratilas at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Pratilas and her laboratory are working to identify new targeted cancer therapies that improve the treatment and outcomes of kids with sarcoma.
Thank you for honoring Jude and helping kids with cancer!