Wall Teacher Fighting for Her Life and Her Son’s Care
Matt and Jill Zane are beloved teachers in the Wall Township School District. Over the last few years they have been faced with mountains to climb to help their sick little boy, even as mom herself battles two types of cancer.
Over the past few years many of us here at the Jersey Shore have followed Jill's blog "Cause Caden Can," where stories are shared about one of Jill's triplets, Caden, a now 6-year old boy with many severe and chronic illnesses that have put a lot of stress on the Zane family.
On top of the mountain of obstacles with Caden, Jill (his mom) was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer two years ago, and the road to her recovery has been full of obstacles, including a very recent skin cancer diagnosis.
In 2014 many people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties rallied around the Zanes to try and help them with the financial burden. But Caden's circumstances have not changed, and life continues to be quite challenging for this family.
Every day is a serious struggle for Caden. He has been diagnosed with 25 conditions since birth. And his brother and sister, Ethan and Emily, also are little kids that need the love and care of their parents.
Caden has still been in and out of the hospital and Jill is concerned over his lack of growth and decline in physical ability. The family is hoping that they can get some additional financial help to purchase a house that is fully accessible for Caden and give the family the space they need to raise triplets and give Caden the 24/7 medical care he needs. Right now the triplets share a bedroom and there isn't enough space for Caden's medical equipment.
Matt and Jill have dedicated their lives to teaching, coaching, lifeguarding, and driving instructing. Their salaries and insurance are not fully able to cover the incredible expenses (not to mention the time it takes) associated with raising triplets, one of whom is severely disabled, with a parent who is suffering from cancer.
Let's remind this family that we haven't forgotten their struggle and will continue to support them throughout their journey.
All donations are directly deposited to the Zane family. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of an A.D.A. accessible home and the accounting expenses associated with managing monetary contributions from funds raised.
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FOR MORE ON CADEN'S STORY AND A VIDEO ON HIM, CLICK HERE.
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