MACC Star designer Jack Bartosz passes away
10-year-old and MACC Star designer Jack Bartosz passed away Monday afternoon, according to his Caring Bridge website.
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Jack's family released a statement Tuesday about his passing:
It is with heaviest of hearts that we write to tell you that Jack found his ultimate cure yesterday afternoon. Our amazing boy left his tired body so his soul could soar free. As we grieve for the loss of our beloved Jack we also remember Jack's personality, humor, sensitivity and heroism. We are thankful he is at peace yet are missing him so desperately.
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank everyone who has supported Jack and our family throughout his courageous fight with neuroblastoma. We are touched and inspired by the sheer number of people who backed Jack, including you the media. Jack touched so many lives, but none greater than that of his loving family.
Our life suffered a dramatic, cruel twist with Jack's cancer diagnosis nearly seven years ago. When we started the I Back Jack Foundation we knew that regardless of Jack's outcome we would remain determined to ensuring Jack's story would result in a happy ending for children unfairly chosen to battle cancer. Jack will always fuel us and inspire us to do more as we continue to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
While our time with Jack on earth has ended we know that we have a great love that will never be erased. We appreciate your prayers, your support, and your ongoing backing of Jack.