Honored Kid

Jacob R.

Age 16
Jacob R. Kid Photo


Virginia Beach, VA, US


Ewing sarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 2007


In remission

Treated At

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

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My Story

Jacob is a true beam of light and everyone that meets him, never leaves a stranger. His blond hair, blue eyes, infectious smile, laugh and lovable personality could stop the rockettes in mid kick line. He is often referred as a ladies man but truly loves everyone. In his young life, he's been exposed to soo many doctors and health professionals that he's not shy of meeting anyone. Jacob is often requested to help out with awareness and fundraising events for the local childrens hospital, tv stations, radiothons and even for the local Make-A-Wish chapter. There is always a smile on everyone's face while he is around. We often say hes an old soul in a young body. Even his first two trips to the dentist office, he jumped right in the chair and let them clean and take x-rays of his teeth without any hesitation or fear and looks forward to going back. Other than having to listen to mom and dad and obey their rules, there is not too much that he doesn't like. He loves to have conversations, sing, play trains, soccer, read books, make new friends, go to school, bowling, ride bikes, golf, swim, watch cartoons (mainly go deigo go) and probably one of his most exciting activities is watching and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with mom and dad, as they play football either on TV or being at a game. Jacob had the opportunity to meet Thomas the Train in Strassburg PA for his Make-A-Wish. After Jacob got off treatment, we all looked forward to his second first haircut and like his very first one, we saved a snipet of hair. More importantly, we love and look forward to each day with him and spending as much time with him as possible. We are big advocates in the fight against childhood cancer and we are happy to announce that Jacob's story prompted us to start up the Pediatric Proton Foundation to help with his and many others about to and still fighting cancer.

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