Jacob is an 18-year-old who loves reading, walking, school and listening to music.  He was diagnosed with pineal blastula and thyroid cancer in May 2016.  Jacob is being treated at the Proton Center in Warrenville, IL and receiving radiation therapy for the next several weeks.   He is staying at the RMH in Winfield and stopped by to check out the sculpting art night hosted by AAFH after his Mom, Tammy, told him about our Gift Recipient Program.

A week later Vince, who is an AAFH Board member and Alyssa’s brother, delivered to Jacob his new blue Beats on Thursday, August 25.  Jacob was really excited and ready to wear the Beats and listen to his favorite music.

While delivering Jacob's gift, Vince also met Billy who recently received a new banjo from AAFH Gift Recipient Program and Shane another 18-year old young adult who submitted his gift request this week.  Both young boys shared in Jacob's joy in receiving his new banjo.

Thanks to all our donors for helping us bring music to more teens and young adult patients going through medical treatment!