Dan and Lesli Creedon adopted their children, Jack and Catherine, from an orphanage in Siberia. Though Jack and Catherine were born 12 days apart, the pair has been inseparable since coming home to the United States. The two grew up holding hands through their cribs and, now 12 years old, spend as much time together as they can.
In the fall of 2015 bruises began appearing on Jack’s body. Within a week and a half the diagnosis came in - AL Leukemia. He began treatment the day after Lesli received the call. Due to Jack’s treatment at Duke University Hospital, Catherine is only able to see him every other weekend when she and Dan make the five-hour drive from their home outside Washington, D.C.
“Jack’s Zoo not only reflects Jack’s love for animals, but also what makes Jack Jack..and that’s the subtle appearance of Ghosty.”
Featured side by side with some of Jack and Catherine’s favorite animals is Ghostie, a bow tie-wearing stuffed ghost that has been a constant through Jack’s time in treatment. Despite disappearing for about one week around the time of Jack’s stem cell transplant, the doctors at Duke presented Ghostie to Jack, revealing that Ghostie had undergone transplant as well!
“Jack and Catherine are the perfect pair.”
Inspired by Jack’s passion for animals and his beloved ghosty, Jack’s Zoo was designed to stand out.
Profits are split between the National Capital Area Leukemia Lymphoma Society chapter, resilience gives, and Resilience Patient Project. Resilience Patient Project provides support--both financial and emotional-- to patients within the Resilience network while resilience gives reinvests proceeds to work with more patients.
Jack’s socks are made right here in North Carolina from a blend of polyester and nylon. They’re soft to the touch and a bit thicker than the average dress sock, sitting just below the calf at crew length.
Jack's Zoo is available and will remain so until inventory runs out.