LifeList

Programs

Hope During a Difficult Time

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.

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LifeList program enrollment applications will open on July 1, 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!

LifeList Program Eligibility:

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:

  • Within one year of primary cancer diagnosis
  • Recently experienced a relapse of a primary cancer or a secondary cancer diagnosis
  • Enrolled in a clinical trial where standard treatment protocols have proven unsuccessful

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LifeList Program Guideline FAQs

How does a young adult cancer patient apply to be part of the LifeList program?

LifeList program applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. 2022 dates listed below:

  • January 3, 2022
  • April 1, 2022
  • July 1, 2022
  • October 3, 2022

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!

What is the total budget for a LifeList participant wish? 

The total budget for a LifeList program participant wish is $2000.

What is Dear Jack's COVID-19 policy for wishes that involve travel?
Prior COVID restrictions regarding travel wishes have been lifted and Dear Jack is currently allowing all travel within budget. All LifeList participants that request travel wishes will be required to obtain medical team approval.
What is the timeline for program participation?

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.

What is Dear Jack Foundation's policy for wishes that include financial assistance and/or gift cards?

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.

Meet Our LifeList Participants

Active Program Participants

Alex B
Alex G
Anita J
Avaunna D
Bethany N
Camille G
Cody D
Corey G
Courtney H
Crystal M
Daniel G
Elizabeth J
Eric M
Erica C
Erika F
Erika M
Erin S
Greg J
Holly T
Isaac G
Jennifer G
Jessica N
Jill E
Jon S
Jonny C
Joseph G
Joy H
Katie F
Kayla S
Kristen G
Laura S
Lewis A
Libby C
Makenzie G
Mariela C
Marlena M
Phillip G
Quintevia C
Roy P
Ryan F
Alex B

"I am hoping to become a licensed cosmetologist that specializes in color and extensions but it can be difficult to begin that journey when I am going through treatment."

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Alex G

"I have yet to find a career, and wondering how this is going to affect that has been hard. "

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Anita J

"I’m trying to give my son fun experiences but keep myself safe at the same time."

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Avaunna D

" I stand as strong as I possibly can through the good and the bad!"

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Bethany N

"The way I see it, we have to make a daily choice to try to transcend pain before it consumes us."

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Camille G

"Each day I am working hard to get back some normalcy in my life and find my lust for life again."

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Cody D

"I am looking forward to taking a break from cancer life and forgetting about it on a trip."

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Corey G

"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."

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Courtney H

"I’m looking forward to having a happy moment and a break from all the stress, torture, and pain."

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Crystal M

"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."

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Daniel G

"Hopefully, my cancer can remain stable so I can enjoy whatever time I have left and do the things that I want to experience. "

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Elizabeth J

"My goal is to give my husband and son as many positive memories with me as I possibly can."

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Eric M

"Chemo is so hard, and I know for a fact that I have to get through it because of my son."

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Erica C

"I am looking forward to experiencing the goodness of life again, finding my smile and joy in doing small yet important things that make life worth living. "

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Erika F

"My family and I have struggled tremendously during this time; financially, mentally, physically, and emotionally."

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Erika M

"There's something incredibly special about being reminded that you're not alone."

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Erin S

"The loneliness of going through treatment and having cancer has been so difficult."

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Greg J

"It's like I'm falling and I just have to hope that when I hit the bottom I'm going to be okay."

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Holly T

"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."

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Isaac G

"The hardest thing about this is the realization that my life may end at 18."

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Jennifer G

"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."

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Jessica N

"It haunts my mind daily, the fact that I don't know how much longer I have to accomplish the things I have always dreamed of."

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Jill E

"I’m looking forward to making positive memories in case tomorrow never happens."

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Jon S

"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."

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Jonny C

"I want to get my life back."

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Joseph G

"I am not able to live a normal life the way my friends and family do and it has been very isolating and lonely."

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Joy H

"Sometimes all you need is a good friend to just be there."

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Katie F

"I am just trying to find ways to reclaim my young adult life."

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Kayla S

"I’m struggling to make sure I’m taking care of myself."

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Kristen G

"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."

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Laura S

"I am a champion and will continue to be one."

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Lewis A

" I just want to feel somewhat normal. To, for a day, just forget that I have cancer."

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Libby C

"People don’t talk about death and dying even though it’s something that will eventually happen to everyone, which can make it difficult to talk to people about my cancer."

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Makenzie G

"I want to have something good to look forward to and not only just the bad things to look forward to."

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Mariela C

"We continue to pray and hope I remain in remission and succeed with good health and a cancer-free life."

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Marlena M

"In my first remission, I was bald and at a weight that I was not happy with due to the steroids. That was a hard sight to see in the mirror and it took me a while to fall back in love with myself."

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Phillip G

"I’m thankful to see another beautiful day, it is a blessing to still be alive."

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Quintevia C

"I just want people to treat me normally and not treat me as a person who is sick."

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Roy P

"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..."

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Ryan F

"I had to devote my whole life and willpower to beating cancer, staying strong, and recovering."

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