Everything is "go" for Jason Overman.
The 5-year-old Orem boy had successful surgery on June 13 to remove two cancerous tumors; he was well enough to leave Primary Children's Medical Center for home on Thursday; and fund-raisers have collected enough money to ensure Jason gets a needed bone-marrow transplant."As of Monday morning, we have $167,000," Kathy Wood said. "The minimum we needed was $150,000. We are very happy with the amount we have, but we are hoping we can get just a little more as a buffer. UCLA said the surgery could run as high as $250,000."
Jason suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare form of nerve cancer that leaves him only a 20 percent chance of survival. With a marrow transplant from his 16-year-old sister, Julie, his chances will increase to 50 percent.
Wood said that barring complications Jason will be admitted to the UCLA Medical Center on July 25 for the bone-marrow transplant.
Wood said that if any money is left after Jason's hospital bills are paid it would be donated to Primary Children's Medical Center