Jack was born John Thomas Doyle on Tuesday October 16, 2012. Since the day he came into our lives he had nothing but smiles which is how he got the nick name Happy Jack. His smile and personality were contagious. With him our family was complete. We could only dream of what the future could bring but the future was not what we expected.
On Monday evening, July 8th, Jack was admitted to The Valley Hospital for dehydration. The week leading up Jack had not been his usual happy self. Back and forth from the doctors we were given several different diagnoses, everything from ear infections to gastritis. After resting comfortably overnight, Jack had a seizure on Tuesday morning. This was followed by another shortly after and Jack was rushed into a CT scanner. A large tumor was found in his brain and he was transferred to Columbia Children's Hospital in New York City. Jack passed away in our arms with his extended family by his side, just after 4pm on Thursday July 11th, 2013.
Eileen & Steve Doyle
The Happy Jack Fund supports families who have suffered the loss of a child by awarding their siblings scholarships to be used toward their higher education. The Happy Jack Fund provides support to families who have experienced tremendous grief in the hope that, through the support of their community, they feel that they are not alone in their pain.