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Well that should lift his — spirits. You wouldn’t want your kid to die without seeing some tiddays, riiiiiight?
Jake Stoneking, 19, who has a deadly form of brain cancer known as medulloblastoma, wants to hunt a black bear, get a tattoo and see a UFC fight — but first he wanted to check out a local strip club called Jiggles.
“I am beyond flattered and I hope that he had an amazing time,” Jiggles general manager Brian told the Daily News on Tuesday.
Brian, who asked for his last name to be withheld, only wishes he knew about the Jiggles visit beforehand so he could have put something special together for the young man from West Linn, Ore.
“I would have definitely tried to make sure that his experience there for a bucket list was a step-up from a normal experience for a customer coming off the street,” he said.
The young man’s father, Todd Stoneking, spoke with ABC News about his son’s struggle since the malignant tumor stretched from his brain to the bottom of his spinal cord.
Jake Stoneking was diagnosed with medulloblastoma at 14 in 2009. He had since shrunk from 140 pounds to 104 pounds, his dad said.
Doctors said he only had three months to go so he is taking experimental drugs that could extend his time — but they are taking a serious toll.
One night the young man decided to do what he could to live his life to the fullest with the time he had left.
“He was up late, thinking, ‘I want to do this, I want to do that,'” Todd Stoneking told the station. “We’re knocking ’em off as fast as we can and we’re adding them in between.”
If Jake Stoneking wants to add Jiggles to the list a second time, Brian said he would live up to his word to put together a special experience for him.
Do you think he should go back for his special experience?