Jacob Marcel Richard, the nephew of our Founder & Executive Director, was an extraordinary 19 year old young man who lost a life-long battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on March 30, 2017. Jacob believed in always looking on the bright side of life, regardless of the circumstances. He wished for all disabled children and youth be granted the same opportunities and experiences he had been blessed with throughout his short life. Jacob’s courage, tenacity and will to live inspires all that we do as an organization. We adored Jacob and will make every effort to give as much back to the world as he has given us.
1998 - 2017