Jakey's Journey (Jacob DelPrato)

$48,245 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 571 people in 34 months
Chad Cohen
on behalf of Paul DelPrato
 MEDIA, PA
Jacob DelPrato, 5-year-old son of Paul and Anjali DelPrato, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, and is currently being treated at CHOP.  The DelPratos are beloved and well-respected residents and members of the Rose Tree Media community. Paul is a much admired teacher at Penncrest High School, and Anjali is a former Penncrest faculty member. Both Paul and Anjali are active parents at Indian Lane Elementary School.

We hope to raise enough money to help the DelPrato family with medical expenses, home maintance, and other expenses associated with extensive hospital stays. The DelPratos have given so much to our community and this is our time to give back to them. Thank you for your support and donations, and please consider sharing this GoFundMe with your friends and loved ones.
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Hello all,

Here is a video dedicated to the DelPrato family.
Thank you all! #delpratostrong
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A message from Paul DelPrato...

Dear Friends and Family,



My wife and I are overwhelmed by the generous donations that so many of you have made on behalf of our son. We are simply blown away. Words cannot express how grateful we are that so many of you have contributed financially to our family during this incredibly difficult time. We have a long journey ahead of us. At this time, it is difficult to predict the financial burden that we may face as we fight alongside Jacob. Your contributions help ease the financial burden of what may lie ahead for our family.

But it is so much more than that. There have been many times during this induction treatment that my wife and I sit next to Jacob, watching IV bags drip into his body. It can be a lonely spot for a family. Looking through all of the names from past and present makes us feel like we are not in this battle alone. We see the names of all the people who are in our corner, fighting with us. It makes us feel like our community is out there rooting for us, and we feel so supported. We can certainly use that positive spirit.

On to Jake, he has responded well to his first few rounds of chemotherapy. Although he gets tired easily, he seems to be tolerating the medicine fairly well. When he is in between treatments he likes to eat pizza and pontificate on potential Christmas toys. The most important piece is that a large number of his leukemic cells have been knocked out by these first rounds of chemotherapy. Obviously the goal is to get that number to zero. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.



With overwhelming gratitude and love,

The DelPrato Family
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Hello Everyone, we have reached our goal of $25,000!! Thank you all for your support. We have bumped our goal up to $50,000. This extra money will go to medical expenses and most importantly to Jacob and the DelPrato family. Your support is helping the them go through this hard time! Thank you and keep on spreading the word.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! Over $12,000 in one day? Awesome.
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Kathelleen Parsons
34 months ago
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https://apps.chop.edu/ecards/ecards.cfm go here to send an ecard to Jacob. Just put in Wing 3 South to get it to Jacob! Send him some cheer! Heard that cheer helps with getting through these times.

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Kathelleen Parsons
34 months ago
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If there is any other support needed, please feel free to reach out, yard work, fixing something at the house, drop of meals, etc. Just keep us inform. TY. BTW Timothy would like to drop something off at the hospital if at all possible. He did a collection and he would like to drop it off. TY.

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Bev Shooster
33 months ago

The extended Shooster Family

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$48,245 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 571 people in 34 months
Created December 1, 2015
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EE
$100
Ethan Emery
4 months ago

Hi Mr. D! I wanted to do the walk but have a game that day.

CH
$10
Charlotte Horetsky
4 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

AS
$20
Alison Smithey
5 months ago

Donating in honor of Addie Sullivan's birthday!

DS
$25
Denise Strohecker
5 months ago

I’m honor of Addie Sullivan’s birthday wish❤️ Keep fighting and stay strong!!

AH
$100
Annette Hearing
5 months ago

This donation for Jakey and all the Del Prato family is in honor of Addison Sullivan, who turns 12 tomorrow!

GM
$25
Grace Mulholland
5 months ago

Donating to Jake's Journey and honoring Addie Sullivan's birthday wish that we support her friend Jake. Sending you prayers and love and strength.

Kathelleen Parsons
34 months ago
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https://apps.chop.edu/ecards/ecards.cfm go here to send an ecard to Jacob. Just put in Wing 3 South to get it to Jacob! Send him some cheer! Heard that cheer helps with getting through these times.

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Kathelleen Parsons
34 months ago
2
2

If there is any other support needed, please feel free to reach out, yard work, fixing something at the house, drop of meals, etc. Just keep us inform. TY. BTW Timothy would like to drop something off at the hospital if at all possible. He did a collection and he would like to drop it off. TY.

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Bev Shooster
33 months ago

The extended Shooster Family

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