Nine-year-old Jacob of Kansas is an extraordinary little boy with a sweet disposition. Crazy about SpongeBob SquarePants, Jacob rarely misses his favorite show on television. He also enjoys playing with his army action figures and games on his Nintendo Wii. Jacob’s favorite sport is hockey and he loves eating hot dogs!
When he was just four, Jacob was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is one of the most progressive forms of muscular dystrophy and is characterized by extremely rapid deterioration of the muscles. The disease begins by affecting primarily the legs and pelvis and later affects the entire body. Children with Duchenne are typically wheelchair bound by their teens. Jacob is experiencing increased difficulty with his mobility and requires a wheelchair at times.
Jacob just LOVES his new hot tub! He’s got the greatest way to relax and he does just that!