Jakub is a bright fifteen-year-old who is a big fan of George Lucas and the Star Wars movies. His favorite color is blue, and his favorite singer is Rihanna. This tech-savvy young man enjoys playing video games like Halo 1 and 3, and he loves “surfing the ‘net.”
When Jakub was just a baby, he was diagnosed with congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which is a debilitating muscular disease that weakens all his muscle groups. He also suffers from scoliosis (a curvature of the spine), restrictive pulmonary disease (decreased lung capacity) and he has seizures. Jakub never walked, and is now confined to a wheelchair. He has undergone medical procedures including tendon release surgery in his fingers before his first birthday, and hip surgery at age five.
Jakub just loves his new computer and all the fun that comes along with it!