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The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize: J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD

Jacob’s Ladder is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Paul Taylor is the winner of the 2020/2021 Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders Research Prize. Dr. Taylor is the Edward F. Barry Endowed Chair of Cell and Molecular Biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He trained as a clinical neurologist and now spends […]

Together We Climbed Jacob’s Ladder

21 years of love! 21 years of inspiration! 21 years of commitment, devotion and community power! All fuelled by one boy, our Jacob. Jacob’s inspirational life brought us all together, and what an impact we were able to make. Jacob climbed his ladder of hope, charity and faith and we followed him along his path. […]

A final note from the office

Some time ago, at a lecture I attended, the speaker said, “regardless of what is going on now, good, bad or otherwise; this too shall change”. I have never forgotten that statement, and it comes up often in many parts of my life. This is one of those times. In late 1997, the wonderful people […]

The Jacob Trossman Family and PMD say thank you

When we were warmly welcomed into Jacob’s Ladder in 2005, our goal was to fund research to find a cure for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD). Over the years, we provided funding for several projects that furthered our goal. Unfortunately, a cure is still a dream for PMD families and we are hopeful that one day a […]

Dr. Bouliane Reports on Research Funded by Jacob’s Ladder

The long journey to research discovery is enabled by donors like you. Since 1998, SickKids has benefited from the support of the Schwartz family and the Jacob’s Ladder community. Your generous gifts are helping us advance knowledge about genetic medicine, complex care, and rare neurodegenerative diseases in childhood. Thank you for your longstanding support of […]

Jake’s Jam 2019

All Individual Performances:   Individual Performance links: Abby & Sarah Ginsberg Aja Neinstein, Paige Smith, & Taylor Florence Amy Sky & Ezra Jordan Aviva & Don Caroline Brooks & Robbie Roth Cole, Halle, & Ethan CZN Hayden Desser I Rise Above Jackie Richardson Janelle, Seth, Lily, Jordy, Ethan, & Zack Michelle Newman & […]

Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder presents Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder is proud to present Water Series by photographer Jodi Chapnik. Featuring Jacob’s sister, Beverly Schwartz, swimmer at heart. Feel the magic of the water in these Limited Edition Prints. 100% of sales donated to Jacob’s Ladder. View on October 2-6, 10am-3pm, 1073 Yonge Street Summerhill For enquiries: Email: [email protected] Instagram:

I Rise Above (Jake’s Song)

I Rise Above is an original song about our son, produced as a tribute to honour Jacob Schwartz as he miraculously turns 20! Jacob was born with a fatal neurodegenerative illness which attacks the central nervous system. This song is a Jacob’s Ladder initiative. Proceeds from this song will help fund day programs for young […]

A message from Jacob and his family

Alone we can do so little, together we can so much! Helen Keller We think Jacob would say the same thing. Look what we did together! Hundreds came to discover magic PURE MAGIC. All of you helped in your own unique and powerful way. Thousands of gifts were given away to those who need them […]

Jake has so many angels. Thanks to you all!

Alone we can do so little, together we can so much! Helen Keller From everything we have in us, we wish to thank all of you for helping to drive this vision. From our family to yours, Look what we have ALL DONE TOGETHER! With Love and great appreciation, Jacob and his family