Jake P

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I am … a Caregiver or Family Member.

Jake was 16 months old when he started acting sick. He had a fever of 104, slept for 36 hours straight, and kept walking into things on his left side. When he started having seizures, we took him to 3 different ERs before we got the diagnosis – 6 strokes!

By the time he turned 3, he still had the development of a 1 year old. With a lot of hard work in Early Inetervention, speech, and special education preK, Jake caught up to his peers developmentally by 5. Now at 8, Jake has competed in his first triathlon and mud runs with obstacles. He loves playing sports to maintain a healthy lifestyle.