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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.

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: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nqve06kvs5w0k97/AAByXtH3gSs4DtaZcUpDHmq0a?dl=0   Individual Performance links: Abby & Sarah Ginsberg https://www.dropbox.com/s/y12wxbz9md0ozf0/Abby%20%26%20Sarah%20Ginsberg.mp4?dl=0 Aja Neinstein, Paige Smith, & Taylor Florence https://www.dropbox.com/s/tcl6ehl4a5u9wod/Aja%20Neinstein%2C%20Paige%20Smith%2C%20%26%20Taylor%20Florence.mp4?dl=0 Amy Sky & Ezra Jordan https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqt1zpt2yq7is9f/Amy%20Sky%20%26%20Ezra%20Jordan.mp4?dl=0 Aviva & Don https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ikiofyph9bjdko/Aviva%20%26%20Don.mp4?dl=0 Caroline Brooks & Robbie Roth https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ap2em0gdxapjzf/Caroline%20Brooks%20%26%20Robbie%20Roth.mp4?dl=0 Cole, Halle, & Ethan https://www.dropbox.com/s/5owhc93eva7pekz/Cole%2C%20Halle%2C%20%26%20Ethan.mp4?dl=0 CZN https://www.dropbox.com/s/uu8pa3u1s5nhx0i/CZN.mp4?dl=0 Hayden Desser https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ibquwgebexhx1s/Hayden%20Desser.mp4?dl=0 I Rise Above https://www.dropbox.com/s/5nwrruoelq7lags/I%20Rise%20Above.mp4?dl=0 Jackie Richardson https://www.dropbox.com/s/us0fqn4cpzr8iq5/Jackie%20Richardson.mp4?dl=0 Janelle, Seth, Lily, Jordy, Ethan, & Zack https://www.dropbox.com/s/rowp1o1e8ce2kog/Janelle%2C%20Seth%2C%20Lily%2C%20Jordy%2C%20Ethan%2C%20%26%20Zack.mp4?dl=0 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: jodi@email.ca Instagram: jodi.photo

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 […]