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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 […]

The 2020 Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize

The winner of the Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize Award for 2020 is Dr. Bernard Brais.  Dr. Bernard Brais is a neurologist, co-director of the Rare Neurological Diseases group of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.  He completed his MDCM, Neurology residency and PhD at McGill. He is also trained as a historian […]

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 & […]

The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize

In the year 2000 Jacob’s Ladder began an auspicious International Research Prize project. This prize, awarded to one outstanding researcher from around the world each year, has provided an opportunity for us to honour each of them for their accomplishments and also to afford them an opportunity to share their remarkable work with physicians and […]

The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize for 2017

This year The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize, named in memory of Jacob’s beloved doctor, recognizes the outstanding work of Mustafa Sahin M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Sahin is a specialist in the field of childhood neurological diseases and currently holds the position of Director, Translational Neuroscience Center and  Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. […]

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 […]