Fundraiser for Jacob

$2,687 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 51 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 51 months
Created September 24, 2012
BO
$10
Burton Olivier
46 months ago
$10
Anonymous
46 months ago
KC
$10
Kyle Churchill
46 months ago
$10
Anonymous
46 months ago
$10
Anonymous
47 months ago
$10
Anonymous
46 months ago
RD
$20
R Dourte
46 months ago

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

KR
$20
Kassi Roquemore
46 months ago

My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Your son was an inspiration to everyone around him and the thousands that have heard his story. I am blessed and lucky to have known his beauty, although not personally but the many stories I have listened to my Mom tell me after her visits with him. His spirit will be kept alive with the many sacred memories you have shared, and I will hold you close to my heart and in my prayers during the unimaginable time. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. God Bless you and your family during this time.

$20
kerri townsend
47 months ago

Chloe came home and told me about Jacob today. I was so sad to hear the news. I am so sorry. The family will be in our prayers. May God be with you in this very difficult time.

KC
$20
Kristina Carvajal
46 months ago
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