Jake Rubey's Medical Fund

$41,650 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 417 people in 26 months
Lydia Kao
on behalf of Michael Rubey
 NOVATO, CA
Hi! This page is run by San Marin High School. We are going to raise $30,000 for one of our Freshman students, Jake Rubey, (pictured on the left) after he had a stroke this past Tuesday evening, on December 8th. Thankfully, he is now stable at UCSF Children's Hospital. Currently, he has a breathing tube in and no mobility in his right side, but  we all hope for a speedy recovery and can't wait to see Jake back at school soon! We hope you can be part of this by making a tax-deductible donation or sharing this link with your friends.  Parents can also ask their companies to match their own donations. We've made this Go Fund Me Account so people can contribute to all of Jake's medical costs for his procedure, tests, rehab, etc. The link is posted here as well as on San Marin's website. All proceeds (minus the 5% donation fee to the Go Fund Me website) will go to the Rubey family. I know as students many of us have tight budgets but if you can't contribute please ask your parents if they can help in any way. Every dollar makes a difference! I've personally known Jake since he came to San Marin in August and he has a great heart and has always been able to make me laugh. If you have any questions about the donation process, feel free to contact me or San Marin's principal, Mr. Littlefield.
My email is lydiakao123@gmail.com
Adam Littlefield's is alittlefield@nusd.org
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Here's a little more information about Jake Rubey from his best friend, Jake Schmidt (featured on the right in picture).


"Jake Rubey has been my best friend for just over a year now and I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you how amazing Jake is as a friend to me and to many others in his community. I remember the first time we hung out. We biked around town because I was trying to escape my house and he was looking for an escape as well. We went to a deli and I ordered my favorite veggie sandwich. He immediately started to make fun of me for my protein-less choice and at that moment I knew he was going to be a great friend. This set the stage for a relationship of mutual teasing and ribbing each other. Over the next few times we hung out it became clear that we would be life long friends.

Jake and I continued to bond over sports as we both love football and baseball. On the field everyone knows him as the pretty boy quarterback. He is a leader on the field and respected by his teammates - often voted to be the team captain. Sometimes, I will be yelling at a teammate to step it up and try harder, but then the nice guy Jake Rubey will come along and say something encouraging in a rather nice and polite manner. I guess that is why we work well together on the field.

When we were in eighth grade Jake often talked about his sisters and secretly watched out for them during their first year at school in Novato. Of course, he would never let on to his sisters that he was being protective. But I remember times when we would privately spy on them and make sure trouble stayed far away. Sometimes, he would check in with their teachers to see how things were going. But underneath that tough guy big brother, is a loving and protective soul that is truly impressive.

Just for fun, I asked his sisters for some little known facts about Jake. I learned that Jake actually can make a darn good cheesecake. I learned that Jake once took his sisters out to share food and clothing with the homeless in Sacramento. Ella and Lilly also told me about a time when he blew on the bottom of the pepper shaker only to have the pepper dust fly back into his eyes. Even though I have to consider him a ding dong for blowing on the pepper shaker, he is still the most incredible, thoughtful, protective, and loving friend/brother one could ever have.

Get well soon, my buddy Jake!
Love,
Jake Schmidt"
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Check out http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakerubey for more information about Jake's progress!
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$41,650 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 417 people in 26 months
Created December 12, 2015
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$100
Anonymous
20 months ago
SL
$100
Susi Lynam
23 months ago

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Jake! From the Lynam Family

KP
$50
Kathleen Pickens
25 months ago

I know Mark Schmidt…speedy recovery

$50
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25 months ago
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