Wake the Jake

$24,163 of $50k goal

Raised by 357 people in 13 months
Jason Schwartz
on behalf of Ronald Schwartz
 PEORIA, AZ
My name is Jason and I'm Jake Booth's older brother. Our very special father, husband, brother, son, vet and friend Jake Booth needs your help. Even though Jake is AWAKE he's got a long way to go before he's out of danger. He needs a lot of physical therapy for everything from his speech, writing his name and even just walking to working on his memory loss and dialysis 3 times a week. So please don't think that just because things have moved from negative to positive that he doesn't need your help with a donation today. Even a single dollar will help him and his family and will go a long way to paying some of his medical bills, purchase medical equipment he'll need in his home and future therapy.


The background:

Jake is AWAKE! Jake woke up after 48 days in a coma on April 3rd.

Jake had been in the ICU on life support at Tampa General since 2/24/16 and before that at NHC in Naples since 2/22/16.

Jake came down with a bad case of Bronchitis that turned into Pneumonia which turned into Double Pneumonia after failing to finish his antibiotics. Jake quickly deteriorated and was left in a medically induced coma. He was on life support as he was unable to process oxygen with his lungs and his other organs had failed including his heart, liver and kidneys.

Biography:

Jake was born in St. Louis in 8/8/1980. He moved with myself and our parents to Minnesota and attended school in Burnsville, Mn before he graduated from Prior Lake High in 1997. He attended the University of Minnesota before joining the Army.

After the Army he moved to Estero, FL and currently resides there. He is a former Collier County Sheriffs Deputy and current computer programmer.

Jake is the father to 6 year old Eva and 10 month old Aiden and married to the amazing Jasmine. All 3 of them need Jake back and we need your help to get him back on his feet again.

For the most up-to-date information please visit his FaceBook page:  http://facebook.com/wakethejake

His website is  http://wakethejake.com

#WakeTheJake #WakeUpJake #JakeIsAwake #JakeBooth #MiraclesAreReal
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Update 4
Posted by Jason Schwartz
11 months ago
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Jake has become quite the viral sensation since people found out his first words were "I want Taco Bell". Please keep the donations coming in! I'm only trying to get 1 year's salary so that his wife and 2 little kids can just spend a year getting him better and not worrying about the electric bill.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vet-awakens-from-48-day-coma-and-says-i-want-taco-bell_us_5735e4b7e4b060aa781a120f
Jake gets his Taco Bell!
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Update 3
Posted by Jason Schwartz
11 months ago
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My name is Jason and I'm Jake Booth's older brother. Our very special father, husband, brother, son, vet and friend Jake Booth needs your help. Even though Jake is AWAKE he's got a long way to go before he's out of danger. He needs a lot of physical therapy for everything from his speech, writing his name and even just walking to working on his memory loss and dialysis 3 times a week. So please don't think that just because things have moved from negative to positive that he doesn't need your help with a donation today.

Even a single dollar will help him and his family and will go a long way to paying some of his medical bills, purchase medical equipment he'll need in his home and future therapy.

If you've already donated thank you and please share with someone you think might be able to help.
Jake doing some Physical Therapy.
Jake and his new SWAG from Taco Bell!
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Update 2
Posted by Jason Schwartz
12 months ago
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As many of you know JAKE BOOTH IS AWAKE!!!! I actually had a chance to talk to him this morning, I was talking and he was listening, and according to our parents he knew who I was and started crying. Probably because I told him I stole his hat and I'm not giving it back until he asks me for it. But most likely because he's been in a come since February 22nd. But maybe because of the hat. It's a real life miracle.

Jake is in and out again between sleep and awake. His ability to focus seems to be for a short amount of time. He is on the trach collar and breathing on his own. I think when he realizes his situation he gets sad. We continue to re-enforce how well he is doing and that he is getting better. We believe the more positive we are with him, the better.

He's got a loooooong road ahead of him and he and his family need lots of help. Please don't stop praying.

#Miracles! #WakeUpJake #WakeTheJake #JakeIsAwake
Jake Is AWAKE!
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Update 1
Posted by Jason Schwartz
13 months ago
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Hello everyone. I'm Jason, Jake's brother. I wanted to update everyone on Jake. He is as of yet still unresponsive. However nearly all of the life support machines he was on are now off. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like is is able to wake up yet.

Let's all hope that Jake comes back to us soon.

Thank you all for all your donations, prayers and positive thoughts. I can't tell you how proud I am of Jake for having such great friends and family.

For the latest updates check out his website at http://wakethejake.com

#WakeTheJake #WakeUpJake
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Jason Schwartz
11 months ago
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Thank you all who have supported Jake and his family!

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Julie Laliberte
12 months ago
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So glad to hear that Jake finally woke up! This update just made my day!

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David Cleaves
13 months ago
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Well i think there is some progress there to be thankful for.You all stay positive and so will we.

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David Cleaves
13 months ago
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That is too bad,good luck.

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Terry Stimpson
11 months ago
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TACO BELL NEEDS TO RISE TO THIS OCCASION ,IT IS FREE ADVERTISING,MAYBE 10 CENTS FROM EVERY SALE OF TACOS OR SOMETHING ! THIS WILL ENCOURAGE ALOT OF PEOPLE TO RUN TO THEIR RUN TO A TACO BELL AND ONCE THE FUNDRAISING IS OVER , TACO WILL BE THE HERO ! GOD SPEED, JAKE !WELCOME BACK !

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$24,163 of $50k goal

Raised by 357 people in 13 months
Created March 3, 2016
Jason Schwartz  
on behalf of Ronald Schwartz
JO
$100
John Joanne O'Reilly
4 months ago
CH
$20
Colleen Hall-Johnson
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
$26
Manish Khadka
8 months ago
$500
Anonymous
8 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
9 months ago
$100
Anonymous
9 months ago
KW
$10
K Will
9 months ago
TB
$2,500
Taco Bell
9 months ago
1
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From your Taco Bell Friends, Wishing you a speedy recovery!

KP
$100
Kyu Park
9 months ago
Jason Schwartz
11 months ago
2
2

Thank you all who have supported Jake and his family!

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Julie Laliberte
12 months ago
2
2

So glad to hear that Jake finally woke up! This update just made my day!

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David Cleaves
13 months ago
2
2

Well i think there is some progress there to be thankful for.You all stay positive and so will we.

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David Cleaves
13 months ago
2
2

That is too bad,good luck.

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Terry Stimpson
11 months ago
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1

TACO BELL NEEDS TO RISE TO THIS OCCASION ,IT IS FREE ADVERTISING,MAYBE 10 CENTS FROM EVERY SALE OF TACOS OR SOMETHING ! THIS WILL ENCOURAGE ALOT OF PEOPLE TO RUN TO THEIR RUN TO A TACO BELL AND ONCE THE FUNDRAISING IS OVER , TACO WILL BE THE HERO ! GOD SPEED, JAKE !WELCOME BACK !

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