Jack Desmond Langseder was a remarkable young man. His strength and courage never wavered during his long, hard-fought battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 13 on Oct. 6, 2009. Despite his illness, Jack chose to live each day to the fullest, which continued right up until his passing.
Jack was born on Jan. 10, 1996 and lead a very healthy, active life until his diagnosis in Feb. 2007. He remained very active throughout his treatment and embodied the phrase “Livestrong” and will always being remembered as being “ForeverSTRONG.”
Jack lived in Hockessin, DE and was an eighth grade student at Brandywine Springs School in Wilmington, DE, where he had been a student since kindergarten. He was a member of the Junior National Honor Society and even when he could not attend school, he diligently continued to complete his school assignments at home.
Jack was an avid sports fan and particularly loved baseball and football. He played baseball for the Piedmont Little League in Hockessin, DE every spring and fall since he was five years old. He continued to play the sport he loved so dearly even while he was in treatment.
Jack’s participation in a clinical trial researching a new, non-chemotherapy drug for the treatment of Ewing’s Sarcoma afforded him many opportunities that may not have been possible for him. For this reason, the Jack Langseder ForeverSTRONG Foundation is dedicated to the support of such research and clinical trials, as well as raising awareness about this disease.
Proceeds from Jack‘s 5K will go to the Jack Langseder ForeverSTRONG Foundation of The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) to support pediatric cancer research and awareness. DCF is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (ID #22-2804785).