Jacoby's New Beginning

$4,960 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 63 months
Jacoby Goodwin was raised in McCall Idaho and recently graduated with the class of 2013. Jacoby had a dream of graduating college and pursuing a career in golf management. He was a full time student at the University of Idaho, but after falling very ill with an autoimmune disorder called Chrohn's disease, he had to withdraw from his studies.
He was diagnosed this year after being misdiagnosed for many years. By the time it was discovered, Jacoby had a severe/advanced stage. It was determined Jacoby was probably born with this genetic disease and has suffered the majority of his young life with numerous secondary health issues.
This disease reared it's evil head at such a crucial time in Jacoby's life. When other classmates were enjoying their first year in college and looking forward to their future, Jacoby fought pain, fear and reality until he could no longer fight. It was discovered that his body had fought a severe infection and he became so ill that surgery was his only hope in survival. Jacoby went through this life saving surgery on November 19th where several inches of his digestive tract were removed.
His mother stood by him at his bedside and he has had many prayers and support, however Jacoby faces financial challenges in the near future.
Many people have reached out wanting to help this family and this fundraiser is set up to give our community the chance to wrap it's arms around him and his family in a very helpful way.
Money raised with this fundraiser will go to help off-set some of the expenses he and his family have accrued, along with acquiring a large bill at the U of I after his medical withdrawal.
Jacoby will not be able to work for six months and he will have accruing costs of physical therapy and very expensive medications.
If everyone gives a little, Jacoby will be able to reach his goal and feel secure and focus on healing as he faces his NEW BEGINNING.
Thank you for your support. Please share with your friends/ family so that this fundraiser can be a success and show Jacoby just how important he is to this world.
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We are SO close to our goal.. only $120 to go and only a few hours left to do it.
Jacoby, we love you and believe in good things for your life!
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Only 12 hours to go until we close this fundraiser. It has been a beautiful journey of seeing a community embrace a wonderful young man during a battle with Chrohn's disease. Friends, Family, businesses, strangers and even loved ones that have passed, have all donated money and shared loving thoughts through this site. We have raised over $4500 in less than 20 days. Just simply amazing.
I would love to meet or surpass our goal of $5000 by tomorrow.
No matter what the outcome, I am very proud of what we have all accomplished. I appreciate all of you who have shared and contributed to this fundraiser.
Please help me by sharing one more time.
Thank you all and God Bless!
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Well, I saw Jacoby for the first time since his surgery yesterday. I saw him down town and hollered his name. He came over and gave me a big ole hug. He expressed to me just how thankful he was for this fundraiser and how 'blown away' he is at how much support he has had in our community and beyond. He mentioned that there is a poster at Moxie Java and a fundraiser at Rudy's Gym too. I asked him how it felt to be a local celebrity. He shyly smiled and showed me his scar.
He looks so good people! I am so happy to report and see for myself that he is out and about, enjoying time with friends and smiling. His color is good and you can tell he has been through a lot but his body is healing. Thank you for your donations and helping to uplift this awesome kid.
On another note, we are almost to our goal of 5000. I hope to reach the goal by monday. Jacoby's college and other bills are coming due. I will need to withdraw the funds on Monday. So, please continue to share his story as we only have less than $600 to go. I won't be disappointed at all if we don't reach it. This has been an amazing adventure and very inspiring. Way to go everyone! And sincerely, THANK YOU!

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With the enormous support, love and mom's good cooking (pies), Jacoby is gaining weight and healing. According to mom he has an appetite that just won't quit. He will visit his doctor on Monday and discuss long term treatment plans. Thank you all so much for all that you have given to help Jacoby with his new beginning. His mom told me that he looks at this fundraiser in total awe. She said he sits at the computer stroking his hair and announces how touched he is with each donation and kind message.
Jacoby, nor his family would ever have asked us for all of this. For some people giving is much easier than receiving. That's what makes this so magical and beautiful. It's proof that people are good and that Jacoby is important, not invisible or alone.
Jacoby, you are amazing and have a special purpose. We all believe in you! Continue to thrive, learn and grow! Maybe someday you can help find a cure!
And for the rest of you reading this.. THANK YOU!
Jacoby recovers from errands and lunch
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Tami Mohler
63 months ago

Thank you all who have contributed to this fundraiser so far. From what I see there might even be strangers who have stepped up with a few dollars. This melts my heart. I hope that everyone who reads this can press the donate button and contribute what you can, because it all adds up and means so much to someone who needs it.

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Raised by 72 people in 63 months
Created November 26, 2013
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We love you very much. All of us.

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62 months ago
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62 months ago
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Mile High Marina
62 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jacoby!

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Growler's Pizza Grill
62 months ago

Hoping for a speedy recovery for Jacoby!! From the Growler's Pizza Grill "Family"

Tami Mohler
63 months ago

Thank you all who have contributed to this fundraiser so far. From what I see there might even be strangers who have stepped up with a few dollars. This melts my heart. I hope that everyone who reads this can press the donate button and contribute what you can, because it all adds up and means so much to someone who needs it.

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