Fundraiser for Jacob

$2,687 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 54 months
Yesenia Catalano  SAN DIEGO, CA
Jacob Collins was an 8 year old little boy from San Diego who, like most little kids his age, liked comic books, video games and playing with his little sister Kaleigh. Jacob was diagnosed with a rare cancerous tumor in the brainstem called Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in April of 2012. Jacob was taking radiation and chemotherapy everyday at Rady's Children's Hospital, but radiation and chemotherapy with Jacob's condition are only expected to give a child a 6% chance of survival. After a series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments the tumor was sustained, but in October 2012, only 6 months after he was diagnosed, the tumor was discovered to be larger and more aggressive than before. 
Despite all of this, Jacob and his family found ways to make the most of every day. Jacob was a huge Captain America fan, had read many of the comics, loved the movie, toys and video games. Sadly, on January 17, 2013 Jacob lost his fight with cancer but even with Jacob's short-lived life he touched, and brought joy to so many people and he will continue to live through them each and everyday. His positive attitude in the face of his condition is inspiring, and will show us that a super hero will always live inside us.

This is where we need your help as friends of the family we are raising money to help with all the funeral costs. 
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$2,687 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 54 months
Created September 24, 2012
SH
$40
shelly heim
50 months ago
$100
Anonymous
50 months ago
SD
$25
Susanne Dillingham
50 months ago

Praying for you and your family.-Susanne

SB
$25
Sierra Bedoe
50 months ago

Jacob, you inspire people you have never met!! You are true superhero and now you have real wings.

$100
Anonymous
50 months ago
RD
$20
R Dourte
50 months ago

I wish I had known about this page sooner. Sending love.

MK
$250
Mark Kilborn
50 months ago
FN
$357
Falcon Nation
50 months ago

HOYA HOYA JACOB! You will not be forgotton. Prayers to you and your family from Falcon Nation.

$10
Anonymous
50 months ago
CF
$50
Claudia Farnum
50 months ago

Praying for you and your family.

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