Medical Expenses for Jacob

$56,506 of $107,000 goal

Raised by 1,226 people in 31 months
Romi Ruiz
on behalf of Tammi Ramirez
 LA HABRA, CA

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Here is Jacob's Story...
In December of 2016, just before Christmas, 10 year old Jacob Ramirez was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor, DIPG. Within days, he and his parents were flown from their seemingly normal life in Las Vegas to begin a journey no one ever wants or expects to go through. They were flown to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN for little Jacob to begin 30 days of radiation treatment to try and shrink the tumor. Since then, Tammi and Angel Ramirez, have been living a parents worst nightmare. On top of all this, having to leave their jobs, family and home to be by his side, has left their family with no insurance to pay for for much needed treatments and care. With the 30 days of radiation coming to a close soon, assistance is needed to pay for any alternative treatments that may be the miracle and answer to their prayers. Please help if you can, even if in any small way. Your thoughts and prayers are also much appreciated. We are grateful for your support.
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It is with sadness and a broken heart to say that on Saturday 10/27/18 Jacob went to be with the Lord. While he is now playing and running in heaven and free from his pain, his family is left with incredible pain from this unimaginable loss. He did Not lose his fight, he won the battle by his incredible strength, courage and the love and hope he spread in everyone that fought alongside him. He was the strongest, bravest warrior we have ever seen and will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Please share his story and continue to spread awareness in his name and please continue to send prayers and wrap his family with your incredible love. Jacob has brought so many people from all over the world together as a community with a love and kindness that has been so beautiful to witness. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all so much more than we can ever tell you. It has meant so much to this family over the past 2 years and has made such a difference in their journey. Because of your love the world is a better place and you are all forever in our hearts. Stay #hulkstrong forever.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has helped, donated and prayed for Jacob. Your prayers are strong and they are working. Because of you he is still here with us and holding strong. He is the strongest, bravest boy!!! He is still in ICU and mostly breathing on his own, but also on and off bi-pap because his lungs are not strong yet. Please continue to pray, pray, pray and please donate if you are able. There are still therapy, rehab and ongoing medical needs and your help is always so appreciated. God Bless you all -words can not express our gratitude. Your love and support has meant so much and is lifting this family up and keeping them strong.
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Jacob is currently in Mexico undergoing his 11th intra arterial chemo treatment. Please pray for his healing and strength. His tumor remains stable and we are starting to fundraise so that he will be able to have treatment number 12 next month. Please help if you are able to and share to spread his story. This has only been possible so far that he is even here today because of your prayers and generosity. Your love and support are forever appreciated. #hulkstrong #fightDIPG
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**although this page shows the total donation amounts, the amount shown is the amount collected since Dec 2016 and has already been used on treatments which are $15,000 per treatment and we currently are $3000 short to get him to Mexico for his next treatment in 2 weeks. Any amount is a blessing.
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Jacquie Myers
23 months ago

Father, I come to you through the precious name of Jesus Christ. I love you & praise you Father. Please forgive me for my sins father, those that I've knowingly committed & those that I don't realize I've committed. Father I lift up Jacob and his family to you for healing, peace, comfort and financial freedom. Lord I ask you for total body healing in this boy. Please take this tumor away from his body. Cleanse & rid him of all things not of you Father. Let them feel your presence Father. Bless them in all ways of life. Thank you for hearing me God. I come to you today as your humble servant. I love you Father. Thank you for hearing me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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Flaco Rodriguez Gonzalez
22 months ago

God bless jacob and all he's family ❤️❤️ Please tell me how can i buy one of those hulk shirts to keep helping. Dios es bueno y ayudara a jacob a curarse. Mantengamos la fe y dios no nos soltara de su mano ❤️God bless you jacob❤️

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Gilberto N Anna Ortiz
23 months ago
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Our son Efrain Ortiz suffered thru DIPG and fought the bravest fight. We pray that your baby goes to Mexico to defeat this monster. Know that you are not alone and love and cherish him every minute of everyday!! As our baby Efrain would say "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff".

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
23 months ago
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Thank you so much everyone from the bottom of my heart ❤

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
24 months ago
7
7

I thank each and everyone of you for donating and helping our family in a time of need . It really means alot . ❤❤❤❤

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Danny Pellum
22 months ago
6
6

Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, there is miracles happen. Family Pellum from Laredo Tx God bless Jacob ❤️

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Kelly Manning
22 months ago
3
3

This is sad, but "alternative" cancer treatments always prove as futile as prayer. Ask Steve McQueen how effective Mexican Alternative Therapy is, no wait, the only difference it made was to his bank account so we can't ask him. http://edzardernst.com/2016/06/alternative-cancer-cures-cost-money-and-lives/ https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0104-cancer-treatment-scams https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html It is shameful how charlatans use the worst moments of families experience as a way to rip them off. The money would be better spent helping them to spend their remaining time together in comfort. I read about a dying cancer victim who wrote notes to her parents thanking them for being such good parents. For months after she died they kept finding the notes hidden around the house. I was feeling sorry for myself when I got my incurable Multiple Myeloma diagnosis, along with brittle bones, vertebral compression fractures, broken ribs and kidney failure. When my mind cleared I noticed people in the Dialysis clinic arriving on hospital gurneys, wheelchairs, walkers or with amputations or gangrene that will probably lead to an amputation. One guy in the next bed over had a leg amputation and had come to Victoria for Radiation therapy. Quite a reality check. I used to have to go to the Cancer clinic for subcutaneous injections once a week. When I was there I noticed people hooked up to IV chemotherapy infusions for hours. I walked in on my own 2 feet and walked out again, typically within 15 minutes. Again, quite a reality check. Now all my chemotherapy, to slow down the Cancer, not cure it, is pills, taken at home. I am not upset about being on the way out. I am glad I was ever here. My focus was on holding things together until my oldest son and daughter completed their PhDs and my youngest son got his Bachelors. This life is all we have. Like I said when someone asked me about Rob Ford's Cancer Diagnosis. I said that I thought that it was time for him to quite politics and focus on his family and health. Time to take my own advice in that regard. At one point my cancer induced anaemia and blood loss left my haemoglobin at 45. One of the doctors trying to get me to stick with the program asked "what about Religion and Spirituality". My mind and energy level were not up to a reasoned debate, so I just laughed at her.

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Queen Nicole Smith
22 months ago
3
3

Hello, this story made me bawl my eyes out, i wish i could trade places with this handsome young man! I got a card today and i am sending it out tomorrow, it may take awhile to get there as its coming all the way from ontario, canada... i am low on money right now so i couldnt donate but i will share on my facebook daily to get his story around so others can donate!!!

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Jason Taylor
22 months ago
3
3

10years old and stronger then me I bet! I just don't know what to say... You don't deserve this illness and I PRAY GOD takes it away soon. Sending you love Dude

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MariMar Trevino
22 months ago
3
3

Prayers from the Lopez family from Denver, Colorado. Hang in there buddy. Hope you pull out. And beat this tumor. Keep fighting handsome man

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Angelique Marie Velasquez
22 months ago
2
2

I'll continue to pray for them and as soon as I get more money I'll be donating again we love you guys

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Melisa Maria Keel
22 months ago
2
2

No no I’m this situation hun believe in all your heart that god will heal him, he will get better. Lord I ask that the blood of Jesus heals this boy, every organ, every inch of his body that he will leave a full life with the help of the holly spirit that no darkness shall reign upon him, in Jesus name amen

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Rita Capaccio
22 months ago
2
2

Are you going to have a benefit?

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
30 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much...

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Marla De Yulis
12 months ago
1
1

Dear Tammi - I have made a donation to The Chadtough organization on Jacob's behalf as promised. Wishing you nothing but the best as you deal with the HELL that this monster inflicts on its victims and families. May a higher power grant you serenity and peace in this struggle.

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
13 months ago
1
1

You are all so amazing . Helping me fight for my son ❤

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
21 months ago
1
1

Thank you all for helping me save my son .❤

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Jason Taylor
22 months ago
1
1

I only get paid monthly, and my regular pay hasn't even started yet. But since his next treatment is 18days away, I will donate the absolute most I can before then with the first full check I get. I just want you to know, people haven't forgotten. I check your page daily and get depressed when I see a day without any support. I also get happy on days with lots of donations. I never have wanted to be a rich man, but right now I do, so I could give it all to you! I am not expected to live longer then 3years myself, but I'm lucky that my treatments that prolong my life are all paid for by insurance. And I truly hope and pray that others will see to it that you get the lifesaving treatment you need. Some don't take it serious, they don't realize it really is life or death treatments. And while others may not know or think of us a special, (or think of us at all) you mean the WORLD to your friends and family, and to so many other supportive fans like me! You keep fighting and we will keep fighting, God will take care of the rest! Love to you big Dude, and to your family. Hulk Strong Brother!

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Gregg Burns
22 months ago
1
1

We are with you and Jacob Tammi.

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Jason Taylor
22 months ago
1
1

Good luck today Dude, I know it stinks. But soon you'll be enjoying all those birthday gifts I'm sure you're getting. I get treatments too, but not like yours. I'm just getting the IVIG infusions for now, they stink too. But I don't know if at 39years old I'd be as brave as you. I hate IVs, awful! But vet proud of you and still praying for you Jacob! Stay strong Brother! And enjoy them gifts!

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$25
Steve Esparza
2 months ago
KD
$50
Kathleen DeVita
7 months ago
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1
DS
$25
Daniel Serrano
9 months ago
2
2

I hope your family finds peace in this terrible time, and may Jacob rest in peace.

PT
$20
Priscilla Thai
9 months ago
1
1
MG
$20
Melanie Guevara
9 months ago
1
1
SP
$21
Shaily P
9 months ago
3
3

To Jacob's parents: Jacob's charismatic smile caught my eye. Please know that your love and care kept him smiling. I will tell my lil niece Lara to keep an eye out for him

AE
$25
ABBY ellin
10 months ago
1
1
Jacquie Myers
23 months ago

Father, I come to you through the precious name of Jesus Christ. I love you & praise you Father. Please forgive me for my sins father, those that I've knowingly committed & those that I don't realize I've committed. Father I lift up Jacob and his family to you for healing, peace, comfort and financial freedom. Lord I ask you for total body healing in this boy. Please take this tumor away from his body. Cleanse & rid him of all things not of you Father. Let them feel your presence Father. Bless them in all ways of life. Thank you for hearing me God. I come to you today as your humble servant. I love you Father. Thank you for hearing me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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Flaco Rodriguez Gonzalez
22 months ago

God bless jacob and all he's family ❤️❤️ Please tell me how can i buy one of those hulk shirts to keep helping. Dios es bueno y ayudara a jacob a curarse. Mantengamos la fe y dios no nos soltara de su mano ❤️God bless you jacob❤️

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Gilberto N Anna Ortiz
23 months ago
8
8

Our son Efrain Ortiz suffered thru DIPG and fought the bravest fight. We pray that your baby goes to Mexico to defeat this monster. Know that you are not alone and love and cherish him every minute of everyday!! As our baby Efrain would say "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff".

+ Read More
Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
23 months ago
7
7

Thank you so much everyone from the bottom of my heart ❤

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Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
24 months ago
7
7

I thank each and everyone of you for donating and helping our family in a time of need . It really means alot . ❤❤❤❤

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Danny Pellum
22 months ago
6
6

Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, there is miracles happen. Family Pellum from Laredo Tx God bless Jacob ❤️

+ Read More
Kelly Manning
22 months ago
3
3

This is sad, but "alternative" cancer treatments always prove as futile as prayer. Ask Steve McQueen how effective Mexican Alternative Therapy is, no wait, the only difference it made was to his bank account so we can't ask him. http://edzardernst.com/2016/06/alternative-cancer-cures-cost-money-and-lives/ https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0104-cancer-treatment-scams https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/cancer.html It is shameful how charlatans use the worst moments of families experience as a way to rip them off. The money would be better spent helping them to spend their remaining time together in comfort. I read about a dying cancer victim who wrote notes to her parents thanking them for being such good parents. For months after she died they kept finding the notes hidden around the house. I was feeling sorry for myself when I got my incurable Multiple Myeloma diagnosis, along with brittle bones, vertebral compression fractures, broken ribs and kidney failure. When my mind cleared I noticed people in the Dialysis clinic arriving on hospital gurneys, wheelchairs, walkers or with amputations or gangrene that will probably lead to an amputation. One guy in the next bed over had a leg amputation and had come to Victoria for Radiation therapy. Quite a reality check. I used to have to go to the Cancer clinic for subcutaneous injections once a week. When I was there I noticed people hooked up to IV chemotherapy infusions for hours. I walked in on my own 2 feet and walked out again, typically within 15 minutes. Again, quite a reality check. Now all my chemotherapy, to slow down the Cancer, not cure it, is pills, taken at home. I am not upset about being on the way out. I am glad I was ever here. My focus was on holding things together until my oldest son and daughter completed their PhDs and my youngest son got his Bachelors. This life is all we have. Like I said when someone asked me about Rob Ford's Cancer Diagnosis. I said that I thought that it was time for him to quite politics and focus on his family and health. Time to take my own advice in that regard. At one point my cancer induced anaemia and blood loss left my haemoglobin at 45. One of the doctors trying to get me to stick with the program asked "what about Religion and Spirituality". My mind and energy level were not up to a reasoned debate, so I just laughed at her.

+ Read More
Queen Nicole Smith
22 months ago
3
3

Hello, this story made me bawl my eyes out, i wish i could trade places with this handsome young man! I got a card today and i am sending it out tomorrow, it may take awhile to get there as its coming all the way from ontario, canada... i am low on money right now so i couldnt donate but i will share on my facebook daily to get his story around so others can donate!!!

+ Read More
Jason Taylor
22 months ago
3
3

10years old and stronger then me I bet! I just don't know what to say... You don't deserve this illness and I PRAY GOD takes it away soon. Sending you love Dude

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MariMar Trevino
22 months ago
3
3

Prayers from the Lopez family from Denver, Colorado. Hang in there buddy. Hope you pull out. And beat this tumor. Keep fighting handsome man

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Angelique Marie Velasquez
22 months ago
2
2

I'll continue to pray for them and as soon as I get more money I'll be donating again we love you guys

+ Read More
Melisa Maria Keel
22 months ago
2
2

No no I’m this situation hun believe in all your heart that god will heal him, he will get better. Lord I ask that the blood of Jesus heals this boy, every organ, every inch of his body that he will leave a full life with the help of the holly spirit that no darkness shall reign upon him, in Jesus name amen

+ Read More
Rita Capaccio
22 months ago
2
2

Are you going to have a benefit?

+ Read More
Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
30 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much...

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Marla De Yulis
12 months ago
1
1

Dear Tammi - I have made a donation to The Chadtough organization on Jacob's behalf as promised. Wishing you nothing but the best as you deal with the HELL that this monster inflicts on its victims and families. May a higher power grant you serenity and peace in this struggle.

+ Read More
Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
13 months ago
1
1

You are all so amazing . Helping me fight for my son ❤

+ Read More
Tammi Faultersack Ramirez
21 months ago
1
1

Thank you all for helping me save my son .❤

+ Read More
Jason Taylor
22 months ago
1
1

I only get paid monthly, and my regular pay hasn't even started yet. But since his next treatment is 18days away, I will donate the absolute most I can before then with the first full check I get. I just want you to know, people haven't forgotten. I check your page daily and get depressed when I see a day without any support. I also get happy on days with lots of donations. I never have wanted to be a rich man, but right now I do, so I could give it all to you! I am not expected to live longer then 3years myself, but I'm lucky that my treatments that prolong my life are all paid for by insurance. And I truly hope and pray that others will see to it that you get the lifesaving treatment you need. Some don't take it serious, they don't realize it really is life or death treatments. And while others may not know or think of us a special, (or think of us at all) you mean the WORLD to your friends and family, and to so many other supportive fans like me! You keep fighting and we will keep fighting, God will take care of the rest! Love to you big Dude, and to your family. Hulk Strong Brother!

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Gregg Burns
22 months ago
1
1

We are with you and Jacob Tammi.

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Jason Taylor
22 months ago
1
1

Good luck today Dude, I know it stinks. But soon you'll be enjoying all those birthday gifts I'm sure you're getting. I get treatments too, but not like yours. I'm just getting the IVIG infusions for now, they stink too. But I don't know if at 39years old I'd be as brave as you. I hate IVs, awful! But vet proud of you and still praying for you Jacob! Stay strong Brother! And enjoy them gifts!

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