Erik Jensen is facing a heartbreaking health battle.
“As many of you know, Erik is a deeply devoted father to 13-year-old Sadie, who’s the light of his life,” the page’s description read, “an incredible husband to Jessica, his partner in art and life for the last 23 years; and a profoundly hardworking, generous artist who has spent decades committed to creating work in service of healing, justice, and making the world a better place.”
Erik’s family, who shared that his diagnosis comes nearly two years after he survived a brain aneurysm, also describes the 53-year-old as “one of the most hardworking, loving, truthful and devoted people” they know.
“He needs to help his daughter grow up,” Jessica’s statement continued. “He needs to stick around for the beautiful community he and Jess have built. And he has a lot more art to make in the world.”
Though his cancer has metastasized to his liver, Erik’s family remains optimistic.