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I Like Giving to Help Others.

Submitted by Melissa Ralston (Oshawa, Ontario)
I Like Giving to Help Others.

11 year old Jacob's Wish to Help improve lives of sick children

Jacob, 11, is my super-hero and a source of daily inspiration. Despite being seriously ill with Crohn’s Disease, he has ran in The Terry Fox Run and The Gutsy Walk for 3 years; grew his hair for a wig despite bullying; donated his colon to research to find a cure for Crohn’s; and now wishes to upgrade the outpatient treatment rooms at Sick Kids so that other kids can have a healing environment during their IV treatments. No matter how sick he is, Jacob’s thoughts are always on how he can do more to help others. In his own words “I only have this life and I might as well use it to help others; otherwise it would be a waste”.