Jacob G.

Photographed by Lauren Tomasella

Gender: Male

Age: 9


Jacob, born October 2008 is a very active little boy. He enjoys going to the park, swinging, riding his scooter, swimming, basketball and playing with cars. Jacob has a great, sweet, loving personality once you get to know him. He is very talkative, and asks lots of questions. Jacob enjoys school and does well in most subjects. Jacob has an IEP for Reading. Although he struggles with reading he continues to practice daily. Jacob loves animals and young children. However, some supervision is required. He tends to struggle more with his peers due to self-control issues.

Jacob has had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) since he was a small child. Due to the JRA, he has limited mobility in his neck. He attends occupational therapy and receives monthly injections. Jacob has had many struggles in his short life, but recently he has made leaps and bounds. Jacob will require a lot of time and attention but his sweet smile and loving personality will win anyone over!