Jacob is an 8yr old- high functioning autistic little boy (that you would have never realize when we started this journey with him he was non-verbal), who recently was also diagnosed with a rare disease called PTEN in June of 2018 and then this past April of 2019 also added ARID1A(coffin-siris syndrome). Jacob had the pleasure of being apart of MCM #43 and has questioned several times to return this year for his 2nd MCM. He strives to want to be included in normal activities like any other child or person. We try to fullfil his dream of being apart of something bigger everyday. This year Jacob will have the pleasure of pulling along runner Annalisa Pena from Oregon. This will be her 1st MCM so Jacob will be her tour guide this year. Would you please consider donating to Team Jacob and helping him return to Marine Corps Marathon to give Miss Annalisa a tour she will never forget.
The money raised helps insure their spot in the MCM as well as raise money for more equipment for others to be able to "Roll with the Wind" just like Jacob.
In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. WE are super excited to excute our mission at the Marine Corps Marathon as an offical charity partner this October!