In Memory of Jake Santoriella

Mahopac, NY, US


Jacob “Jake” Alfonso Santoriella passed away on June 26, 2018, at the age of 16 after a fierce 8-year battle with AML Leukemia. He was first diagnosed when he was 8-years-old, and after being in remission for 6 years, sadly, he relapsed. During treatment, transplant, remission, side effects, and relapse, Jake fought to be a "Normal" kid. Jake constantly told us, "I don't want to be 'That Kid', Mom." In Jake's memory, let's work hard, so that someday, soon, no other child will have to define themselves as a "Cancer Kid", "That Kid". Jake was a great kid, an exceptional young man, a loving son/ brother/ friend; he was a true warrior. 

Jake was a sophomore at Mahopac High School and enjoyed ice hockey, cheering for the NY Rangers, and re-watching Star Wars in his spare time. He was an avid collector of many things, especially Pokémon cards. One of his favorite pastimes was playing video games and going to the movies with his friends. He Always made sure the people close to him knew he loved them. 

“To move forward sometimes you must destroy, but always know that with your next step you’ll create something beautiful.” - Joji (George Miller, fka Filthy Frank)

Jake will always be remembered for his magnetic personality, contagious laugh, and genuine spirit that brightened every room.

Thank you for your generous donation

To date you have helped raise $13,400 to fund childhood cancer research.

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