Welcome to the Fundraising Page of Tanya & Jakob Burkel
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."-Alphonse Karr
Our life has been a wonderful journey of ups and downs. When Jakob was almost 3 yrs old, wasn't talking and progressing like his older brother did we knew something was different. He was diagnosed with Intellectual Disability and has many Autistic characateristics. Academically , at now 18, he is still learning to read and is at a 1st-2nd grade reading level. Jakob is the most caring, outgoing and thoughtful boy you will ever meet. He brings a smile to everyones face that he meets. Although , life is not easy and he now realizes he is different , nothing stops him. He has many friends that he plays sports with and with the help of Special Olympics he has made lifelong friends and has a great time with all of them. We have been blessed to have Jakob and all of his wonderful Special Needs friends in our lives.
If we all could spend 10 minutes a day in his world, we would all be better people.
Please help keep Jakob and his friends show the world what they are capable of by donating to our wonderful cause. OR, you can sign up with our team to plunge with us AND fundraise. Either way, you are appreciated and we appreciate anything you can donate.
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