The benign brain tumor caused lots of trouble for Jack, as well as his family. Jack would regularly have difficulty breathing, and his family couldn't sleep because of the constant noise. "There was no break from it," his mom said in an interview. "The chuckle sound was constant, and for a long time we had no clue why."
"It was a huge relief to know what was wrong with him, but so heartbreaking at the same time to think he had gone through all of that."
Luckily, two years after his first chuckle, he got operated on June 16 of 2016. Jack's tumor got removed at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. The now four-year-old Jack hasn't had a seizure after his operation.
Gemma: "He's such a happy little boy now and is a real success story. He is such a cheeky little lad, with a great sense of humor, coming out with one-liners which make us all laugh."
"Hypothalamic hamartoma is so rare, and I want other parents to know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and things do get better. That operation changed Jack's life, and ours, and we are so thankful."