Foundation honors Jack Rollins' superhero strength

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HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - One year after Jack Rollins passed away, his family has announced a foundation to honor his legacy and help others in their fight against pediatric cancer.

"I think that Jack left a solid platform for me to work with and this is my way of keeping his legacy alive," said Jack's mom, Brooke Rollins, who sat down with 5 News this week.

The Rollins family has established The Jack Strong Foundation to "continue giving superhero strength to children fighting childhood cancer."

Rollins said that through community initiatives, they plan to raise money to help families financially, so that those parents can focus on their children in their battle against cancer.

"Cancer takes away a lot from children and we want to bring smiles to their face, whether it be a toy, stuffed animal, anything," Rollins said.

Over the course of more than two years, Jack battled neuroblastoma, a cancer doctors found when he was just two years old. His strength never wavered, and his compassion for others was often on display in the hospitals where he stayed.

"He would say 'keep fighting, never give up,'" Rollins said, sharing what Jack would tell others now.

Jack, known for his love of superheroes and legos, is still on the minds of people throughout the community.

In the video above, residents in Harrison County share how they remember Jack and his brave journey.

To find out more about how you can get involved with The Jack Strong Foundation, visit the link on this page.