Students of the Year New Orleans

Jake Amann | Lympho Maniacs

Jake's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 20, 2021

In January of 2020 we learned my grandfather, Mark Herman, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. This is the first person in my family I am close to that has been diagnosed with cancer. The thought of losing him had  never crossed my mind until I learned this news. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. Geezer, as we affectionately call him, is always someone that has been there for me, no matter what time of day. When I was approached by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to work on this project for them it seemed very natural to say yes. I could see how important finding a cure for this disease was. Geezer is now in remission but he is still dependent on frequent blood transfusions and must stay on chemotherapy to help his body stay in remission. He is one of 30,000 people living in Louisiana and Mississippi with a blood cancer.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the largest contributor to blood cancer research in the world yet, the LLS also assists families with medical payments, living expenses, and travel assistance. This can help take a lot of pressure off of the people fighting this disease. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission is to ultimately find a cure, but also improve the quality of life of the current patients. Along with my team, I will work to increase awareness about the impact of blood cancer and the cutting edge treatments that are currently being researched, as well as inspire others to join the fight to find a cure! 

My campaign provides an opportunity to support the critical work of LLS in fighting these diseases and I would appreciate your donations. Please note: Your donations are tax deductible, The deadline for receiving contributions is April 18th, 2021. If you have further questions, please feel free contact me at, 504.444.8384 or Thank you for your consideration to assist my team in making a giant stride towards developing a cure to cancer. 



Jake Amann 



  • Fred HERMAN

    Mark is my brother from another mother. We are first cousins by blood but Mark has been a brother to my brothers and me all our lives. His grandaon Jake is raiaubg money to fight leukemia and has written this beautiful tribute. Best if all Mark is doing well !!!

  • Bob O'Brien

    Mark You are the best friend anyone could have and that friendship continues! YOU ARE SPECIAL AND ONE OF A KIND...! B O'B

  • Michele Slaine

    We are so proud of you, Jake! We love our Uncle Mark so much and are so happy he’s doing well! Love, Cousins Michele, Matt, Mia, Mack & Miles Slaine

  • jeffery amann

    Keep up the hard work ! I’m very proud to see you be part of such a great cause

  • Lisa A Schlesinger

    Geezer's recovery

  • Jamie Gannon

    Congrats JAKE AMANN!

  • Cathy Bart

    Great work Jake!! We know your grandfather is very proud of you! Cathy and Morris Bart

  • Buster Seeling

    Glad to support the cause.

  • Cathy Drennan

    Jake- I'm proud of all of your hard work for this great cause!

  • Jane goldring

    Great project Jake! Jane Goldring

  • Robert Habans

    Donation is in honor of Mark Herman & his continuing battle to beat this terrible disease.

  • David Colvin

    Can I call you Geezer?

  • Andrew Herrington

    Go get em Jake! Hope you raise lots of money for a great cause.

  • Claire Katz

    Wishing you the best of luck from Pittsburgh!

  • Kerith Amen

    To Geezer's continued remission!

  • Allan Kancher

    Fight the fight!!! We got your back. Love you......

  • Edward Schiff

    In honor of our dear friend of 51 years. We wish you continued success in your progress. Our best. Bobbi and Ed Schiff

  • Nancy Kancher

    LOVE YOU MARK.....

  • Susan Gottsegen Anhalt

    All thumbs up!!!!

  • David and Alicia Bendana

    Good job Jake!

  • David Pulaski

    Thanks, Jake.

  • The Lecky Family

    Proud of you Jake. Love from all the Leckys!

  • Greer Gattuso

    Keep up the good work Jake!

  • Harvey Kayman

    Zei Gesund, Harvey Kayman

  • Julie Goldman

    So proud of you Jake!

  • Leona Stich

    way to go, jake!!

  • Reina and Danny

    Sending love!

  • Wayne LeBlanc

    Always on the Mark Herman team. I'll give blood in a few days. Hope you are feeling better since last chemo.

  • Renee Duplessis

    Go Jake!!

  • Russ Herman

    Way to go Jake!



  • Reed and Trimble Green

    Great job, Jake! Keep it up!

  • Leslie Rainbolt

    From Oklahoma

  • Karin Nilsson

    Jake, this is from Nebraska!

  • Fay Lowry

    From the state of Missouri

  • Catherine Witry

    Mark is a mentor of mine.

  • Peter & Carol Goldman Foundation

    In Honor of Mark Herman

  • Susan Cooper

    Keep up the good work my friend.

  • Karen Cox

    God Bless all of you! Karen and Carter

  • Laurel Nelson

    Washington state

  • Nick and Alice Crowell

    Mark is one of the kindest and most generous persons we have ever known... a "Prince" It is our honor to make this donation in his name.

  • Sally Gaden and Terry Kraus

    We're very happy you're raising money for a great cause and a great friend, Mark Herman. Sally Gaden and Terry Kraus

  • Giselle Cuccia

    We love Geezer, congratulations!

  • Vicki and Craig Evans

    Go Jake

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.