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Go Team Jacob! Jacob Caliri vs. Cancer

Organized by: Stacey Achterhoff

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May 26, 2016

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THE STORY:

Jacob Caliri is beginning a battle with cancer.

This March, a suspicious lump near Jacob’s right temple was diagnosed as osteosarcoma cancer. To date, there are still many tests and unknowns ahead, he and his family are just beginning this journey.

That’s tough on anyone. Tough on any family. But this is the part really bites. Jacob has autism. This magnifies the complexity of testing and treatment.

Deviations from his routine and unknowns require Jacob to summon herculean courage and bravery that many of us or our children wouldn't have to endure.

If you talked to Jacob today, he would charm you with his love of movies and musicals. He uses the film dialogue to entertain or communicate emotion.

He loved Ely choir, band and theater, and found welcoming friendships there. Jacob attended the Ely, Minnesota public schools from grades 3 through 11. Everyone cheered him on during his epic performances.

Well, people, this one is for his life.

It’s time to pull together Team Jacob. We now have to cheer him on from the sidelines and send him the prayers and thoughts that will help him summon the strength to jump into the ring facing cancer with superhuman strength.

Cancer isn’t our only nemesis, financial burden is steamrolling down the tracks as well. Join Team Jacob and consider helping this young family so the locomotive train of medical costs and care don’t crush them on top of everything else.

We’ll keep you updated here on how it’s going and what’s happening.

$3,730

 

37% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Mollie

    $25

  • Mark Stangler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tina Klimek

    $50

  • Toni

    $25

  • Caleb Anderson

    $100

  • The Pylka family

    $50

  • Sonya

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joe and Mary Schwinghamer and family

     

  • Ross and Carol Petersen

    $50

  • Teddy, Joey, John Pierce and Karen Pick

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • A BHS Theater Friend

    $100

  • Alex Campanini, Nathan Westerberg, and Loki (the German Corgi)

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Esther Derby

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Patty Omerza

    $25

  • Ron & Barb Omerza

    $50

  • The Williams

    $50

  • Friend

    $50

  • A Friend

    $25

  • Niki Baumann

     

  • Stephany Oldenkamp

    $25

  • Steve Larson

     

  • Krista Moyer and Caleb Cowden

    $50

  • Deb Gregor

    $25

  • Ron & Debbie Tuck

    $25

  • The Pylka family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Elizabeth Gammie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Pylka family

    $50

  • Anonymous

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  • Jim, Jeneielle & Jackie Soucek

    $100

  • Rick and Adrienne

    $50

  • Madson5

    $50

  • Rose, Eileen, Bridget and David

     

  • Peder DeFor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Friend

    $200

  • Jon Dahl

    $25

  • Lisa Moore

    $50

  • Tina Klimek

    $50

  • Betsy and Preston Leustek

    $50

  • Melanie Neumann

    $100

  • Mike & Pat McClellan

    $100

  • Jon & Katharine Caliri

    $100

  • Kasey (Finnegan) Cotter

    $100

  • Ryan Gottfried

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Janean Mestnik

    $100

  • Mike & Sue Meskill

    $50

  • Troy Rasmussen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Audrey Deblon

    $50

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Organized by

Stacey Achterhoff

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Audrey Deblon

Audrey Deblon

DONATION: $50

Keep fighting , Jacob! We are rooting for you! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Troy Rasmussen

Troy Rasmussen

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mike & Sue Meskill

Mike & Sue Meskill

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janean Mestnik

Janean Mestnik

DONATION: $100

Go Team Jacob! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ryan Gottfried

Ryan Gottfried

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kasey (Finnegan) Cotter

Kasey (Finnegan) Cotter

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jon & Katharine Caliri

Jon & Katharine Caliri

DONATION: $100

We love you, Jacob! 2 years ago

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