It has been almost two years since six-year-old Jesse Pallas was diagnosed with leukemia and he continues to fight with the help and support of family and friends in the community.
Lisa Lynch, of Miller Place, started up Team Jesse for last year's Relay for Life in Longwood and helped raise thousands in support. This year she is doing the same again for this year's relay at Longwood High School relay on May 11.
"Jesse touched a place in my heart the moment I laid eyes on him and I started asking questions and became friends with his family," Lynch writes on the Relay for Life team page. "Since I met him he has become one of my best friends."
Pallas, a student at is treated at Stony Brook Cancer Clinic. His mom updates family and friends on The Hope for Jesse Facebook page.