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 treatment can be found.
Over the course of Jacob’s almost 18 years, there are some outstanding healthcare providers who demonstrate exceptional care and thoughtfulness towards our son and our family. In times of crisis, little acts of kindness have a tremendous impact. It is for that reason that we are pleased to announce the establishment of an endowment fund at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital named for Jacob Trossman: Jake’s Award for Extraordinary Healthcare Providers.
Jeff and Ellen taught Andrew and me that having a Jacob with a neurodegenerative disease does not mean a life of seclusion and sorrow. Through their example, we are able to give our Jake a life filled with fun, laughter and lots of love.
And through your generous donations, we will be able to reward people who help families like ours in meaningful ways.