Principal Neil Jennings with Jack, sporting their "Team Jack" T-shirts
Photo Kim Zembsch
On May 29, the entire staff at Camino Pablo wore "Team Jack" T-shirts to show the first grader their support and celebrate his courage before leaving to spend three months in a Delaware hospital. "Jack was born with a condition known as 'Metatropic Dysplasia.' It is a rare dwarfing condition that is mainly characterized by wafer thin and soft vertebrae causing severe twisting of the spine," explains Jack's mother Kim Zembsch. "This summer, Jack will undergo two surgical procedures at duPont Children's Hospital. Jack is aiming to come home by the end of August to return to Camino Pablo as soon as possible!" Jack is very upbeat about this surgery but he will miss his friends and active lifestyle in Moraga the most. If you'd like to drop Jack a card (he's really looking forward to getting mail), send to: Jack Zembsch, patient, duPont Hospital for Children,1600 Rockland Road, Floor 3C, South Wilmington, DE 19803.