Showing posts from 2015

A Simple Gift

Harper-Lynn, a Jacob's Fund Hippotherapy Scholarship Recipient 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. This 19th century Shaker dance song has great appeal during the holiday season, which is often anything but simple. We don't know where your "place just right" is now, but if you wish to give a simple gift this season to children who are both needy and disabled and who need hippotherapy to help them walk, talk, and live life more fully with their families, please consider a gift to Jacob's Fund. And may you find your self in the valley of love and delight. Jacob's Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity, and your gift is tax-deductible. Our address is: Jacob's Fund 1630 Tipperary Drive Middletown, Ohio 45042-3875

A New Beginning, A Love that Endures

 Jacob Noah Beachy After eight years as part of The Red Thread Promise, which recently closed, Jacob’s Fund is now a stand-alone nonprofit   501(c)3, providing financial assistance to children with developmental impairments who would benefit from physical, occupational, or speech therapy, particularly through hippotherapy, in order to improve their quality of life. Jacob’s Fund honors Jacob Noah Beachy, who died July 21, 2007.   Jacob was exactly thirty-eight months old that day.   He’d undergone open heart surgery to correct some of the heart defects with which he was born.   This was his fourth surgery and he was recovering well when an antibiotic-resistant infection took his life. We, Jacob’s family, were heartbroken. His all-too-short life had a deep and lasting impact on our lives and hearts.   As we stumbled around in the fog of grief, our hearts were moved to share the love and generosity that was so much a part of Jacob.    Along with Jacob’s heart cond