'A Very Special Thank You'

    Our family has been very blessed throughout the years with the people who have shown their love for Jacob and for us. On May 11th and 12th(2001), we were amazed once again with the incredible kindness of a group of people who gave up their weekend to build Jacob a wheelchair ramp and to enrich his life.

    Kathy MacKenzie, an aide in Jacob's pre-school classroom, saw that the 'J man' had received a new wheelchair and that we were struggling to get him in and out of our house each day. Realizing the need for a ramp since each entrance to our house has stairs, she called upon her friends and the community service group,
The Mark Pescatello Scholarship Committee to build Jacob's ramp. Amazingly, six men from the group came over Friday afternoon to start building and by late Saturday afternoon, the ramp was completed! All the materials and labor were donated. Moreover, Kathy and all the teachers from Jacob's class came over for a surprise ramp celebration party!

    The Mark Pescatello Scholarship Committee
was started five years ago when Mark, the brother of group member Wayne Pescatello, lost his life in a motor cycle accident. The committee started out by putting in a granite bench overlooking the high school football field where Mark coached. They have since raised over $80,000 for scholarships, medical expenses and the Make-A-Wish foundation to name a few.

Thanks to Kathy and these wonderful people, our lives are a lot easier:

The Friends of Mark Pescatello
Special thanks to:
Neil MacKenzie
David Haines
Norris Burdick
Andre & Cheryl Comeau 
Wayne Pescatello
Bruce Mearns

Davis Standard
Special thanks to:
John Pride
Mike Newhall

Mad River Construction/ Frank Turrisi

The Mark Pescatello Scholarship Committee
Kathy MacKenzie
Neil MacKenzie
Mary K. Pescatello
Fred Bogue
Jennifer Bogue

Jacob's teachers and fan club:
Miss Cheryl
Miss Eileen
Miss Deb
Miss Colleen
Miss K
Miss Debra, OT

Thank you,
Miqelle, Bob & Jacob!

Jacob's Reach

Jacob | Family Background | The Disease

 Jacob's Album | Campaign Supporters   | Jakey's Brothers

Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation | National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation

In Memory