Jacob has muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a condition that refers to a group of muscle diseases which cause progressive muscle weakness. Jacob is experiencing increasing muscle weakness and at times has a difficult time even just walking. In addition, he has epilepsy for which he must take daily anti-seizure medications, as well as a severe breathing disorder.
There’s nothing quite like making new friends. And when that friend is Mickey Mouse, you feel especially lucky! Jacob had a blast meeting all of his favorite Disney characters in person on his special wish trip to Disney World!