Just for Jake Fundraiser
- On December 12, 2014, 8 year old Jacob Danny Mieszala found out that he had a large inoperable brain stem tumor called Ganglioglioma.
If you have had the pleasure of knowing Jake, you know he is special for so many reasons. Jake loves school and excels in all of his classes. He is bookworm who enjoys art, drums, soccer, animals, his treehouse, and exploring the great outdoors. Above all, Jake loves his family, who he affectionately refers to as “the zoo.” Jake has a 4 year old little brother named Casey who thinks the world of him and tries to be just like him. Jake also has a few other non human siblings which include 4 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 birds (hence “the zoo”). Jake’s mom, Lauren, is his biggest advocate and supporter. Jake’s dad, Paul, is a US Army veteran and Chicago Police Officer who helps motivate him in, what has become, the fight of his life.
Because of the location of the tumor and the medications he is now on, Jake has had some unfortunate symptoms present themselves that have restricted his mobility, breathing, and vision. It has been hard to see his childhood taken away from him, but through all of these changes, he has somehow found a way to keep a smile on his face and inspire everyone around him.
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