Help Jacob break the chains

When Jacob, my little brother, was in second grade, he came home to tell me that his brain was wrapped in chains. He said that everyday they were getting tighter and tighter. This was the moment I knew he was going to have a difficult road ahead of him. 

Jake has been diagnosed with Autism. For those of you who are not aware of this condition, it affects 1 of 88 children in America. Autism is a complex developmental disability that affects a child’s social, intellectual, and emotional abilities.

Fortunately, there is a successful form of treatment. Dr. Robert Melillo is the creator of the Brain Balance Program which has helped approximately 1,000 children overcome the obstacles associated with autism.

Jake is a prime candidate for Dr. Melillo’s program. For optimum results, treatment must be started as soon as possible. In order to enroll Jake in the program he needs $5,000. The session begins in June. Please help us accomplish this goal by sharing his story or donating to our cause. 

A little about my amazing brother:
- He loves to play football and dance
- He has aspirations to become a youth pastor 
- He has always cared for animals (Cats especially!)
- He is empathic and authentically cares for others
  • Tricia Frank 
    • $120 
    • 80 mos
  • Claire Glover 
    • $50 
    • 80 mos
  • Brenda and Jeff Carper 
    • $200 
    • 81 mos
  • Jeanette Conley 
    • $200 
    • 81 mos
  • Megan Nicklaus 
    • $10 
    • 81 mos
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Audrey Vrancken 
Amlin, OH
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