Oak View benefit set for fifth-grade leukemia patient

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Jay Melendez, a Sunset School fifth grader, was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia April 1.

The 11-year-old is undergoing chemotherapy treatments four times weekly at the Ventura County Medical Center, said his mother, Karisa Melendez.

He returned home to Oak View May 10 after 39 days at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, according to his mother.

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