Jacob's Story

November 19, 2018

Jacob was 19 years old when he earned his angel wings here at CHOP.  Jacob spent his life battling complex medical issues and uncontrolled seizures.  Jacob was a hero.  Jacob taught everyone to enjoy the simple things with his everlasting smile and love of life.

Jacob and mom spent 171 days at Children’s Hospital last year. Mom thinks about the music therapist that found Jacob no matter what unit Jacob was on, the art therapist who thought outside the box and the PICU child life specialist who was with Jacob and their family creating memories that will last them a lifetime. The hospital is a source of comfort for mom. They were partners for many years assuring Jacob the best quality of life possible.  Mom is dedicated to sharing Jacob’s spirit and offer strength and comfort to other families.