Help the Jacobsen family

 
Raised: $7,240.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Lynn Jacobsen Rohrs

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We would like to help the Jacobsen family. Kameron Jacobsen was a beautiful 14-year old boy from a loving, highly supportive family. Kameron had been torturously victimized by bullying... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Lynn Jacobsen Rohrs on January 12, 2012

We would like to help the Jacobsen family.

Kameron Jacobsen was a beautiful 14-year old boy from a loving, highly supportive family. Kameron had been torturously victimized by bullying in school, on the ball field, and on Facebook, primarily for the crime of being small. By January 18, 2011, the pain of this bullying had become so unbearable that Kameron took his own life to escape it.

The family was distraught over the loss of their dearly loved Kameron as any family would be. Although in tremendous pain, the Jacobsens devoted their energy to help make a difference and try to help other families avoid suffering the same fate as they did in losing their beloved child. They started Kindness Above Malice [KAM], a foundation to stop bullying, and became active advocates for anti-bullying legislation. Kameron’s parents, Kevin and Wanda, appeared on talk shows, gave speeches to groups and even spoke in Washington to raise awareness and give support to this agenda.

In spite of these efforts the grief continued and as the first anniversary of Kameron’s death grew near, the pain grew worse. On January 7, 2012, less than one year after his son’s death, Kameron’s father Kevin followed in his footsteps and took his own life.

This beautiful family of 5 was now 3 and in one short year their world was shattered twice. Wanda and her two remaining children, Kevin and Kiersten, had lost two members of their family that had been a normal happy family not so long before. Their life has been turned upside down and their pain is unimaginable.

The emotional recovery for this family will take a very long time. In the meantime, the financial obligations of life continue and add to their struggles and make the day-to-day challenges even more overwhelming. This follows on the year after Kameron's death in which they were unable to go back to work. I know many of us feel helpless in times like this and wish we could do something to help but don’t know what to do. One way we can make a difference is to help the Jacobsens with their immediate financial concerns as much as possible and allow them to deal with their grief.

Any contribution to the Jacobsens will go directly to the family. If you would like to help out, any amount, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank you to all for the support you have generously given our family. It has been such a difficult road to travel with so so many twists and turns. These tragic events have change the dynamics of our family greatly. We struggle daily, yet find strength to some how get us through. Please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we approach the difficult months ahead. God bless you all.

posted by Wanda Jacobsen 18 months ago

Thank you to all for the support you have generously given our family. It has been such a difficult road to travel with so so many twists and turns. These tragic events have change the dynamics of our family greatly. We struggle daily, yet find strength to some how get us through. Please continue to keep our family in your thoughts and prays as we approach the difficult months ahead. God bless you all.

posted by Wanda Jacobsen 18 months ago

Thank you to Lynn for creating this. Thank you to all who have so generously donated. No words can reflect my true heart felt gratitude. Thank you for caring so much. It is helping this journey that is so difficult to endure.

posted by Wanda Jacobsen 25 months ago

Hi - yes, we could be family! Our great-grandfather Peter Christian Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark sometime in the 1800's.

posted by Lynn Rohrs 27 months ago

Iam so so sorry i like to tell you my mom s maden name is jacobsen my grandfather was from Denmark tell me if were are family

posted by Anna Felice Couzzo 27 months ago

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Recent Donations (86)

$7,240 raised by 86 people in 27 months.

$100.00

Janice and Bill Mullins

23 months ago

 
 

Wanda you are in our thoughts. Bill and Janice Mullins

 

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Sarah Jenness

25 months ago

 
 

sending love!

 

$25.00

Wendi

25 months ago

 
 

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

 

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maria maldonado

25 months ago

 
 

Wanda, I pray that God's peace is upon you and your family.

 

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Linda

26 months ago

 
 

Wanda, my heart breaks for you & your family. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you all.

 

$50.00

Michele LoBianco

26 months ago

 
 

These devastating events hits me deeply at my core. When will the malice stop? My deepest sympathies, love and prayers to Wanda, Kevin and Kiersten and the entire Jacobsen family. May you embrace the love, support and prayers around you, and find the strength and faith to heal. To Lynn my friend, what a beautiful act of kindness you have created here.

 

$100.00

Barbara

26 months ago

 
 

Wanda - you're always in my thoughts and prayers.

 

$50.00

Veronica Zweben

26 months ago

 
 

$50.00

Lori Chiaramonte Crawford

26 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Maria Scarpinito Quail

26 months ago

 
 

Showers of prayers upon your family for strength.

 

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