Ashland teen Jake Silver created a list after learning that he had bone cancer. The doctors told him that he had three months to live, maybe six. It was three years ago.

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One thing that has been on his bucket list attended the Super Bowl. To make Jake's dreams possible, Tri-Valley League football players organized fundraisers. At Medfield, they raised about $ 12,000 and the family traveled to Atlanta to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIIIbut unfortunately, hours before the kick off, the family announced that they would not go to the big game.

"Unfortunately, it was not supposed to be – Jake's oxygen was at 43 hours this morning, and we could not wake him up." In short, he's the intensive care unit in Atlanta and is awake, I'll let you know as soon as I can, "his family posted on the Facebook page of the Jake team.

Family members said that they could not force Jake to stay awake for more than a few seconds. Once in the emergency room, the doctors said that he was suffering from hypoxia and had put him under oxygen. After blood tests, x-rays and CT scans of the head, thorax and abdomen, ultrasound and electrocardiogram, they determined that Jake's blood count was low. a lot of stress on him from his body fight.

Tuesday afternoon, the family was able to return from Atlanta by plane thanks to the medical flight, thanks to donations received.

"I can not imagine what it would be like as a mother to know that your child just wants to be at home and that you have no way to get him here." Because of all the gifts we have Received, I did not have to feel this awful feeling, I had the luxury of saying, "No matter what it costs, just bring it home as soon as possible." "I have not had to think twice about the ridiculous amount that it costs for a medical flight from Atlanta to bring Jake home and it's thanks to all those who gave us a gift, I am forever grateful to everyone for not having to worry financially about how I would bring my son home, "said his mother.

She said Jake was upset not to be able to attend the match but was happy to finally be home.

Although Jake was unable to attend the match, he and his family always wanted to make sure the tickets went to someone who could. On the Facebook page of the Jake teamThe family announced that the emergency nurses who took care of Jake on the day of her admission to the UTI had received the tickets – so long as they would applaud for the Patriots!

Coming Wednesday, his mother said Jake was in a better mood, especially after Patriotes quarterback Tom Brady left him a voice message this morning.

The next day, the family was able to disregard Jake's to-do list during a trip to Old Orchard Beach where she has spent every summer since Jake's birth.

Some items in Jake's bucket list cost nothing. Others require travel and this requires funds. The family is grateful for all the help and wishes that it has received. In Ashland, those who know Jake have adopted the rallying cry "Silver Strong" – the only possible cry for the moment.

Tom Brady calls a teenager with cancer who could not attend Super Bowl LIII

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