Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Kindness of New Friends

Yesterday was just ... awesomesauce! Yes, it's an official word added to the dictionary last year, so I get to use it! I was invited to speak to the wonderful group of people at the Whitby Curling Club about Jacob's Healing Rooms and my love of the anti-bullying movement, ByStander Revolution. Considering that I forgot my prepared speech at home, I think it all went pretty well. I met some very nice and funny people who loved talking to me about all of my experiences (and science of course!). I even made them laugh, tear up, and smile!

The Whitby Curling Club's Book Club Ladies Division, The Monday & Thursday Day Ladies and the Senior Men had seen my newspaper article about Jacob's Healing Rooms and wanted to do something spectacular to help see my wish come true. Together they raised a total of $625.25 to be donated! This kind of generosity leaves me speechless. I love how so many people are coming together to get behind my special project. And I got to talk about all the special things that are close to my heart like Crohn's disease and Anti-Bullying.

I am so lucky to have so many caring and generous people coming into my life. It's people like this that give me the strength to get through my rough days. They restore my faith in people and remind me that there are great people out there just waiting to help someone out.

So a HUGE thank you to the members of the Whitby Curling Club. You all have done something amazing to help out myself and other sick kids. Can't wait to see you all again!


  1. Thank you for sharing with us Jacob.
    Dave Taylor Whitby Senior Men's

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  3. Thank you for visiting Jake! We loved having you!