Pediatric

JJ Loves Cars – And he loves nothing better than to show you his “wheels”

JJ is 6 years old and has Stage 4 Glioblastoma (brain cancer). He was first diagnosed with his cancer when he was only 17 months old, and he and his dad, LeMyroen, have been staying at The Doorways on and off for the last 4 ½ years during JJ’s many treatments at the hemo-oncology unit at VCU Health System.

They live in Virginia’s Northern Neck. LeMyroen says traveling back and forth “would just be too much for JJ.” That’s why they stay at The Doorways 3-4 days at a time when JJ has his cancer treatments. “It’s just like home,” says JJ’s Dad, and “it makes things just a little better for me and JJ.”

LeMyroen always comes with JJ for his treatments; Mom has to work and “hold down the fort,” taking care of JJ’s three other siblings, including his twin.

But when JJ’s not in the hospital, he can be seen “zooming” around the house, just a six-year-old boy who loves cars.