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Since the inception of Jacob’s Ladder we have been very fortunate to have received tremendous support from our family, friends and the community. The media has also been an exceptional aid in bringing about awareness of Jacob’s Ladder and its mission to eradicate Canavan’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Click on the links below for articles published in the past through the support of The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Canadian Jewish News and more.

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 […]

Jakes Jam Thank You!

Jake’s Intro Highlights: Dana Rocket Splash Splash 2 Hayden Desser Aja Neinstien Lily Librach Ben and Bevvy Schwartz with Don Denaburg Lil Jaxe Tyler Simmons Henri Audet Stacy Granovsky, Joanna Pearl, Rochelle Monson and Naomi Blicker Jenn and Stacy Jenn, Stacy, Zack and Seth Amy Sky Song 1 Amy Sky Song 2 Jackie Richardson Song […]

Ellen Schwartz on Ve’ahavta TV!

Avrum interviews Ellen Schwartz, recipient of a Tikun Olam award 2012. Ellen is an extraordinary human being who has worked tirelessly for her son who suffers from Canavan disease, and thousands of other children. Ellen is a kind soul who is committed to tikun olam. Ellen Schwartz on Ve’ahavta TV – Repairing the World – […]

Lifestyles Magazine

Click here to view Lifestyles – Repairing The World (PDF)

Jacob Schwartz is a six-year-old child with bright eyes and a dazzling smile. When you look at him, you can see what a beautiful young man he could grow up to be. But Jacob is not expected to grow up — because he suffers from a fatal and incurable genetic disease…. Read full story