Jacob Thompson's "Wish List" & More

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Dear Family, Friends, Strangers and Soon-to-be-friends,

Jacob Thompson with his younger brother, Joel Simard.

Jacob Thompson
is a shy, funny and loving little boy who will be 7 on July 31, 2015. On February 19, 2014, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. In the following 9 months, Jacob received 5 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove the tumor, a stem cell transplant and 12 radiation treatments. Jacob was so brave throughout all the treatments and proved to be quite the hero. 

For the past 6 months, Jacob was feeling so much better - he's like a whole new little boy. However, recently Jacob's cancer returned and doctors indicate the cancer is uncurable. 


Jacob during a recent hospital stay.

While we are optimistic about various clinical trials and treatment options, it's unclear how much time Jacob has to experience all the fun things most of us have a life time to enjoy.  


Michelle and Jacob goofing during a recent hospital stay.

With help from Mom (Michelle Thompson Simard), Jacob identified his "wish list" of things to do in the near future.  Here's Jacob's wish list...

1. Kiss a girl my mother does not approve of
2. Ride on a train
3. Visit Legoland, Disney, Seaworld and Universal Studio
4. Ride on an airplane 
5. Be a fire fighter for a day 
6. Be a construction worker for a day
7. Meet a chef and help him cook
8. Drive on a go cart
9.  Go do Funtown 
10. Take swim lessons 
11. Go to summer camp for 1 week
12. To have my birthday at the blue house 
13. Visit a zoo 
14. Visit an aquarium
15. Go to Santas Village and Story Land with Joel
16. Complete 1st grade

Thus far, many of Michelle's generous friends, family members and current and previous co-workers offered to organize a day with a firefighter, pay for tickets to the aquarium, provide free tickets to Funtown, cover the cost of airline tickets, etc. 

Funds will be used to turn Jacob's wishes from dreams to reality. Obviously, Michelle will accompany Jacob on all of these endeavors.  While some of the above pursuits can be scheduled on week-ends, some will definitely happen during the work-week. Unfortunately, Michelle has no available vacation time, so funds will help cover her loss of income. Besides all of the fun activities, there are significant unpaid medical bills ($25,000+) and more to come. Thus, the reason for the target fundraising goal of $50,000.

Jacob on his tricyle. He has a bike, but after a minor bike accident last summer, he's afraid to ride it. So, it's back to the tricyle...

Please repost the link to this page on your Facebook page, or distribute the link via your twitter or email account. We hope to raise $50,000 so the more people who read this page, the better! Thank you in advance for all your love, generosity, support, prayers and words of encouragement. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is appreciated by Michelle and her family. 

I'm organizing the logistics for the above activities. If you are able to provide one of the above wishes, such as a week at a summer camp, please contact me. Michelle asked me to put my executive skills to good use and serve as the coordinator. Please contact me directly if you have any questions. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Rita Laites (Michelle's aunt)
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Greetings! This Go Fund Me account is now deactivated. A heart felt thank you goes to all who generously and graciously donated to Jacob’s fund.

An update on Jacob…Jacob is now receiving hospice care at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME. Recently his mother, Michelle, created a Go Fund Me account requesting funds to pay for Jacob’s impending funeral. Donations recently made to this deactivated account will be forwarded to Michelle and added to the newly created account.

Due to the generosity of so many, more than enough funds have been raised for Jacob’s funeral expenses. Unused funds will be donated to other families needing assistance with their children’s funeral costs and to non-profit organizations devoted to fighting childhood cancers.

Our family is amazed, overwhelmed, touched and humbled by everyone’s love, care, compassion and kindness. This outpouring of support means so much to us.

A thank you seems so inadequate to communicate our gratefulness, so please know that our heartfelt and sincere thank you comes from the bottom of our hearts.

Wishing you blessings, Rita
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Greetings!

This Go Fund Me account is being deactivated as of today, Sunday, November 12, 2017.

A heart felt thank you goes to all who generously and graciously donated to Jacob’s fund. An update on Jacob…

Jacob is now receiving hospice care at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Recently his mother, Michelle, created a Go Fund Me account requesting funds to pay for Jacob’s impending funeral. The link to this account is https://www.gofundme.com/xkcjc8. Donations recently made to this deactivated account will be forwarded to Michelle.

Due to the generosity of so many, more than enough funds have been raised for Jacob’s funeral expenses. Unused funds will be donated to other families needing assistance with their children’s funeral costs and to non-profit organizations devoted to fighting childhood cancers.

To follow Jacob’s story and to see videos and pictures of Jacob celebrating Christmas at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, click on the link below for WCSH 6 – NBC affiliate in Portland, ME.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/health/health-beat/little-boys-last-christmas-wish-coming-true/488747512

Our family is amazed, overwhelmed, touched and humbled by everyone’s love, care, compassion and kindness. This outpouring of support means so much to us.

A thank you seems so inadequate to communicate our gratefulness, so please know that our heartfelt and sincere thanks comes from the bottom of our hearts.

Wishing you many blessings, Rita
Jacob, our beloved peguin!
Jacob with one of his many cards.
Opening Christmas presents with Jacob
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Today was a big day for Jacob. One, he had an EKG, bone marrow testing and blood work. A big day and he's taking a much deserved nap. Second, after all the testing, Jacob got to pick a prize for being such a hero! He picked the blue ring, gave it to his mom, Michelle, and asked if she would marry him. She said, "Yes!"
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Greetings! Jacob had a wonderful time at his belated birthday party on August 29, 2015 at Camp Waban.

As many of you know, Jacob had a second radiation treatment. This has left him with low blood counts that so far has required weekly blood transfusions. With low blood counts, Jacob is susceptible to colds. One of the pictures below is Jacob sleeping when he did catch a cold. He is such a brave boy!

If you haven't already, please consider making a donation to Jacob's fund. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Also, please repost on your timeline. We have a long way to go to hit our goal of $50k. Anything you can do to help us achieve this goal is greatly appreciated.

With much gratitude, Rita
Jacob sleeping and dreaming of Disney!
Jacob at his belated b-day party - 8/29
Jacob having fun at his b-day party
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Brittany Pelletier
33 months ago

Camp sunshine, they will help him and his whole Family go to camp free of cost.

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Brittany St Amand
36 months ago

Check out Camp Make-a-Dream in Montana! My grandfather has volunteered there for years and it's awesome for children. It's run by oncologists.

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Arianna Elizabeth Snyder
36 months ago

I would love to do number 10. I was and still have all my certifcations for lifrguarding. I had a blast teaching back in califronia.

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Diana Jacob
36 months ago

Check out Camp Sunshine for his camper's wish.

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Stephanie Westphal
36 months ago

My dad is a construction worker. Owns his own business. I'd love to ask him if we could help with wish # 6.

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$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
$7
Sarah JacksonHer
7 months ago

I love you Jacob. God calls.

AS
$15
Amy Sayles
7 months ago

Thinking of the whole family.

RM
$100
Roxroy Marcus
7 months ago

God Bless.

CB
$5
clara benjamin
7 months ago

Wishing you and your family all the best.

CA
$25
Cassandra Aguilar
7 months ago

Jacob, you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Keep fighting!

BI
$100
Bob I
7 months ago

Believe in miracles

Brittany Pelletier
33 months ago

Camp sunshine, they will help him and his whole Family go to camp free of cost.

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Brittany St Amand
36 months ago

Check out Camp Make-a-Dream in Montana! My grandfather has volunteered there for years and it's awesome for children. It's run by oncologists.

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Arianna Elizabeth Snyder
36 months ago

I would love to do number 10. I was and still have all my certifcations for lifrguarding. I had a blast teaching back in califronia.

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Diana Jacob
36 months ago

Check out Camp Sunshine for his camper's wish.

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Stephanie Westphal
36 months ago

My dad is a construction worker. Owns his own business. I'd love to ask him if we could help with wish # 6.

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