Jacob Owen Scott came in and out of this world greatly loved and far too quickly. He was born 5lbs 3oz at 9:01pm on May 23rd, 2019 at Kaiser San Leandro to two people who could not have asked for a more beautiful child.
Due to complications, we were quickly transferred to UCSF Children’s Hospital of Oakland where, Jacob’s courageous battle continued. As parents, you can never anticipate or prepare for what we went through, but we are eternally grateful to the ECMO team in the NICU for caring for Jacob day and night and for supporting us through it all. We have never been more loved or cared for by strangers in our lives. Without the amazing team at Children’s Hospital of Oakland, we would not have had the time we did to love Jacob and to say goodbye as his struggle ended peacefully in our arms on May 30th, 2019.
Although Jacob is no longer with us, he has changed our lives forever and made us stronger than we could have imagined. He will always be in our hearts. In Jacob’s honor, we want to appreciate the hard work that UCSF Children’s Hospital of Oakland does and we hope that any donations made in his name help provide the same level of care and services to children and families who need it in the future.