KINGWOOD, Texas A Houston area family is on a mission to find a cure for cancer in children.
The Cobb family of Kingwood is getting ready for the trip of their lives. Jonathan, Jennifer and their three kids are in training.
The family tries to get out and walk five times a week, 15 to 20 miles a day, for exercise and a cause.
You see this family of five, used to be a family of six.
The couple s fourth child, Julia, was diagnosed with a rare cancer Ewing s sarcoma at age 6.
KHOU 11 News visited the family two years ago while Julia was going through treatment. She passed away on Oct. 29, she was 8 years old.
My faith has wavered, hope has wavered at times, the only thing I can say that never left was love. love for God love for family, Jonathan Cobb, Julia s father, said.
A new message was born out of that a new passion to see cancer eradicated in children. Because they have so much living to do, Jennifer Cobb, Julia s mother, said.
So on July 31, the family plans to begin a cross country journey. They will walk from Disneyland in California all the way to DisneyWorld in Florida, nearly 3,000 miles, to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.
It s much like our cancer journey with Julia for two years, its step by step, day by day moment by moment, Jonathan Cobb said. It s certainly hard to plan a trip of this magnitude.
They will start and end at Disney, because in Julia s final months, donors gave the family trips to both parks.
Their little girl had the time of her life, and she died on their final day in Orlando.
The family will embark on a trip that could last a year, given the challenges of terrain and weather. The parents say they will home school their kids along the way.
It is a daunting challenge, but the Cobbs have embraced the words on their T-shirts. Ju was Julia s nickname, and the family motto is, Ju-Can...You Can...God Can.
We can cry, but let s cry stepping forward, moving forward doing something to encourage someone else.
The family needs supplies and would like to have an R.V. for the trip.
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