Jake Herhuth has battled leukemia for more than a year. Members of the Columbia Station community have rallied together to support his family.
COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio — A spring day in Northeast Ohio means moving mulch for Mark Zietlow.
For 20 years, Zietlow has committed to his beard. “There’s no amount of money that will make me cut my beard off,” he says.
However, his wife Sarah is a teacher. One of her former students, Jake Herhuth, is in Columbus battling leukemia. That battle is happening more than 100 miles away from his Columbia Station home.
“He is really sick right now,” says Jake’s mother Gina Herhuth.
The 15-year-old Jake was diagnosed with AML, a specific type of leukemia, more than a year ago. Gina has been with him for the last seven months in Columbus, where they have been given the best news — and the worst.
Jake’s sister was a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant. But nearly 100 days after the transplant, …