LifeList is a wish-granting program that offers hope and support to young adults who are currently receiving treatment for a life-threatening diagnosis. This program provides positive experiences to focus on during treatment and an opportunity to connect with a community of young adult patients, survivors, and advocates who have experienced similar journeys.
LifeList program enrollment applications will open on October 3, 2022 at 10:00am MST
If you are a young adult, ages 18-39, currently in treatment for cancer, you may qualify for the LifeList program. To get more information, please complete the above LifeList Interest Form. Program spots fill up quickly!
The LifeList program serves cancer patients who are between the ages of 18-39, currently receiving active treatment, and meet one of the following criteria:
LifeList program applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. 2022 dates listed below:
A program application link will be available on the Dear Jack Foundation website at www.dearjackfoundation.org/lifelist at 10:00am MST on the above dates. Please note that available program participant spots fill very quickly.
Check back here to apply at 10:00am MST on the first day of the quarter!
The total budget for a LifeList program participant wish is $2000.
LifeList program participants are an active part of the program for a total of 6 months from the date of acceptance. All LifeList wishes must be completed or ordered within those 6 months. Please be aware of your health status and the reality of being able to fulfill your requests within that time frame.
Dear Jack Foundation is unable to accept wish requests for VISA/AMEX/Amazon gift cards, cash, or financial assistance (rent, mortgage, home repairs, car payments, student loan payments, medical expense reimbursement, fertility treatments, credit card payments, etc).
While Dear Jack strives to make wishes come true, we reserve the right to deny a wish or request modifications. If Dear Jack has concerns about your wishes, we will communicate appropriately with you and work together to create the best experience for you.
"I have yet to find a career, and wondering how this is going to affect that has been hard. "
"I struggle with being angry at the world for having such a horrible disease."
"I’m trying to give my son fun experiences but keep myself safe at the same time."
"I am alone, which has proven to be mentally difficult."
" I stand as strong as I possibly can through the good and the bad!"
"In a matter of just a couple weeks I lost my ability to use my right arm, I can’t walk without assistance, and my speech is impaired. I just want to feel normal again."
"The way I see it, we have to make a daily choice to try to transcend pain before it consumes us."
"Each day I am working hard to get back some normalcy in my life and find my lust for life again."
"I am most looking forward to the experience of being part of a program that has helped other survivors. Having that sense of feeling like I fit in will make such a huge impact on my life!"
"I am thankful for my parents' support because I am sure this is just as tough from their point of view when it comes to my situation and the outlook on the rest of my life."
"I’m looking forward to having a happy moment and a break from all the stress, torture, and pain."
"It seems like your life is put on hold but that doesn't mean it's over. I want to encourage others and be encouraged to still go after what you desire and have worked so hard for before cancer."
"Hopefully, my cancer can remain stable so I can enjoy whatever time I have left and do the things that I want to experience. "
"The loneliness of going through treatment and having cancer has been so difficult."
"One day my biggest concerns were finding a wedding florist and securing a career after graduation and the next day I was being told that my bone marrow was chock full of cancer. "
"I want to get a chance to see more of the planet and take in nature."
"I am choosing to be grateful for each day I get with my daughter and am trying to make the best of each of those days."
"It has been difficult to deal with the turn of events that took me from a vibrant, healthy, hard-working young man who was enjoying life with the love of my life and our little guy, to what has now become my new normal of extended hospital visits,..."
"I have come to know that it is okay to not be okay."
"As a first-generation student, I was really excited to graduate and be able to care for my own patients in my community, but I ended up becoming the patient instead."
"I’m looking forward to making positive memories in case tomorrow never happens."
"I am not able to live a normal life the way my friends and family do and it has been very isolating and lonely."
"This has been a very humbling process and I am very motivated to improve and keep my eyes on some kind of positive future outcome."
"I am just trying to find ways to reclaim my young adult life."
"I’m struggling to make sure I’m taking care of myself."
"It is hard watching my friends and the people I went to school with move on with their lives (getting married, having kids) and my life is basically on pause."
"I was really looking forward to graduation, finding a job in my career field, and looking for a place to live with my girlfriend but instead I have no normalcy in my life."
" I just want to feel somewhat normal. To, for a day, just forget that I have cancer."
"I want to have something good to look forward to and not only just the bad things to look forward to."
"We continue to pray and hope I remain in remission and succeed with good health and a cancer-free life."
"I’m thankful to see another beautiful day, it is a blessing to still be alive."
"My girlfriend has been terrific. While it feels good to be so supported, it kills me to know that in a mere matter of months, she's going to lose me. I'm going to die and she'll be alone, again, and I curse that reality, even though I am doing my..."
"Losing the image of what I thought my life would look like was the hardest pill to swallow."
"I am trying to fight with everything to be here to watch my son grow up."
"Life is so precious and short that I want to make sure I have valuable experiences and happy memories, particularly with my partner. I just want some good news, some good times."