Charity to raise funds at car show for Jacksonville boy battling rare brain cancer

Jaxen Mathis and his mom Rowenda

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — You have a chance to help a local five-year-old boy battling brain cancer.

Action News Jax first introduced you to Jaxen Mathis and his mom Rowenda in May of 2019, shortly after his diagnosis.

Jaxen was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontin Glioma (DIPG), which is a tumor in the brain stem that affects the nervous system.

According to the Diffuse Intrinsic Pontin Glioma Resource Network, children have a 10% survival rate within the first two years and that drops to 2% after the first five years.

Rowenda Mathis has relied on her faith and told Action News Jax back in 2019, “We believe in God. So we’re going to believe and lean on his report only.”

The “Jaxen Fun Day” event will happen on May 1st during a classic car show at the Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine. 

The charity 88 Blessings will be at the car show, raising money to support Jaxen’s care. 

For more information contact Erica Wilson of 88 Blessings at (904) 290-3588.