I AM ON TEAM JACOB – click here learn about Team Jacob

I am on Team Jacob…are you!?

In recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, we would like your help in sharing Jacob’s story!  Together we can spread the word about the real lives touched by prematurity and the amazing work of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential to help both brain injured children and well children.

Here’s the plan…

Step 1 – Snap it! Take a good ole selfie of yourself with your Team Jacob sign (click the link to open and print or make your own!)

Step 2 – Post it!  Share it on your Facebook page AND the I Am On Team Jacob Facebook page. Share it on Instagram and Twitter too with #iamonteamjacob  Don’t forget to like the I Am On Team Jacob Facebook page…we want to see you!  You can even post it at your office!

Step 3 –  Share it!  Tag and Challenge 5 of your friends to show their support and spread the word, visit the website and Snap it! Post it! Share it!!  We loved the ALS challenge…let’s create the same awareness!

Now the big question is…who will be first??  Go Team Jacob!!

Are you new to Team Jacob?  Welcome!

Jacob’s story is nothing short of extraordinary.  He was born at only 23 weeks, 6 days gestation…that is 4 months early.  After losing his twin brother, Logan, he fought through 4 months in 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units and endured 9 surgeries before he was 6 months old.

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In his first year, Jacob was diagnosed as functionally blind with a profound hearing loss.  He is recovering from hydrocephalus, a severe brain bleed and even battled incredibly persistent fungal balls on his kidneys.  He has also been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Delay.

Jacob at his first IAHP visit
Jacob at his first IAHP visit

But, that is just the beginning of his story.  Once the dust settled, we set out to find answers.  Our prayers were answered when we found The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential.  They have been working with and helping brain injured  for over half a century and they have found the answers to make these kids defy their diagnoses!

Jacob was blind, he can now see!

Jacob was deaf, he can now hear!

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We still have a long way to go, but we have a SPECTACULAR team!  From the experts at IAHP, to our incredible volunteers and our amazing friends and family.  And now YOU!  Thank you for joining our team.  Thank you for showing your support.  Thank you for sharing our story!!

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There is so much more to say and so much more of his story to tell.  Please follow the blog and join the I Am On Team Jacob Facebook page.  There are so many exciting things in our future, both for Jacob and for hurt kids everywhere.

Welcome to Team Jacob!  Tell a friend!!

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