exposed and addicted to narcotics, and burdened with a grim prognosis
of being deaf, blind, and unable to breathe on his own for the rest of his life.
Through caring nurses and staff at Children's Hospital of Minnesota and
dedicated staff within the Indian Child Welfare unit of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe,
Jakobe began his journey of healing and resilience.
One year ago Heidi and I began praying for "Baby J"; a baby homeless and with little hope. Six months later Heidi and I learned his name, met him for the first time
and said "yes" to the great honor and privilege of being his mom and dad.
Today, one year later, Jakobe's prognosis overflows with hope! Jakobe has a forever home and family, lovers and supporters, clear vision, excellent hearing
with bone conducting hearing aids, and breathes room air.
Thank you to the dozens of family, lovers, and supporters who came
and shared a day full of hope, love, and tenacity.
Moreover, thank-you to YOU, the one reading this.
Thank you for your continued prayers, financial support, and encouraging words.
All are felt deeply and appreciated greatly.
Happy Birthday Jakobe! We love you!