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On December 12, 2014, 8 year old Jacob Danny Mieszala found out that he had a large inoperable brain stem tumor called .
If you have had the pleasure of knowing Jake, you know he is special for so many reasons. Jake loves school and excels in all of his classes. He is bookworm who enjoys art, drums, soccer, animals, his treehouse, and exploring the great outdoors. Above all, Jake loves his family, who he affectionately refers to as “the zoo.” Jake has a 4 year old little brother named Casey who thinks the world of him and tries to be just like him. Jake also has a few other non human siblings which include 4 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 birds (hence “the zoo”). Jake’s mom, Lauren, is his biggest advocate and supporter. Jake’s dad, Paul, is a US Army veteran and Chicago Police Officer who helps motivate him in, what has become, the fight of his life.
Because of the location of the tumor and the medications he is now on, Jake has had some unfortunate symptoms present themselves that have restricted his mobility, breathing, and vision. It has been hard to see his childhood taken away from him, but through all of these changes, he has somehow found a way to keep a smile on his face and inspire everyone around him.
We all love Jake and we want the absolute best for him. Since his recent diagnosis, he has been through multiple surgeries, MRI’s, CT scans, extended hospital stays, and he’s currently undergoing Chemotherapy. He has weekly physical and occupational therapies to regain his strength. With the future unknown and not wanting to compromise Jake’s care for financial reasons, we are asking for assistance in whatever way you can to help them combat the financial burden that comes with a long term cancer battle. It truly should be the last thing on the Mieszala family’s mind during these difficult days.
At , Our mission is to establish a line of support to help get the Mieszala family and Jacob everything they need to win his fight. Jacob has been in and out of various hospitals and medical treatment facilities with a long road ahead. The Mieszala Family has been through everything from chemotherapy treatments, physical and occupational therapy appointments, various cat scans and MRI's, to even canceling a family vacation to Disney World this past spring. "Just For Jake" is a group founded by close friends, family, and co-workers all looking out for the Mieszala's best interests. If there is one thing in life that is guaranteed, it's that life has NO guarantees. The Mieszala family has already had several stumbles from insurance companies "giving them a hard time" about what can be and cannot be approved by insurrance.
Our goal at is to give the Mieszala's the best chance to win this fight. As a community and team we will put them in a position to help themselves and Jake mentally and financially. It's going to be a tough battle, but you can help! Please help by clicking the donate link and as always, thank you and God bless.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
- Recieved this email from another officer and saw this nonsense on facebook
- I am the proud mother of P.O. Densey J.Cole II who was responding to a call in the 022 Dist. on May27,2009 which resulted in him becoming a quadrapalegic. He owned his own home in Bevelry. In the 1st three years after his accident and living in an apartment, the city was having contractors look over his home in order to make it a home to accomadate his needs. During all that time he was making the monthly payment on the home. The city then tells him they won't put the money into the home, that he needs to sell it. As we all know the year that P.O.Cole bought his home the market was at an all time high. When it came time to sell it, the home got sold for exactly what was owned and real estate fee to the agent and broker. He also then had to put all of his furniture into storage where it still remains for nearly 3 years at the rate of $200.00 per month.
Never was the home being forclosed on nor was it a short sale. For as long as I live I will never forget Chairman Edward Burke coming to Christ Hospital the day of the accident. After discussing Densey's condition he told me that he built Jim Mullen's house and would do the same for Densey so I should not worry. The city takes care of their own. Well heres the bomb shell. My son is being evicted July 8th,2015 Wed because the city has not paid the utilities and the apt. complex has been fighting with them for the past 2 years. The city was signing 6 month leases, but apparently not reading them. Densey since this past May 20, 2015 has had 2 surgeries and now has 8 days to pack, find a place to live. I retired from this job with 22 years, his Dad retired with 29 years. My son went to work just like you guys and gals do, God forbid if it happens to you. I have contacted the FOP,
The Committee of Finance, The Police Memorial Foundation, Alderman Burke to no avail.I am begging each and every one of you for help for my son. He unfortunately will not be the only officer that this will happen to because of the type of job we did/do. He nor his family are not asking for anything more than what anyone should get in this situation and that is a right to live his life with dignity. The clock is ticking. I am asking you all to step forward and do the right thing and be a strong voice for my son and any future officers who may need this help. This is a disgrace that we cannot allow to happen, a 44 quadrapalegic CPD officer who had 17 years on the job. He woke up, got dressed, went to roll call, took a job and has never know a day of peace yet. My e-mail is email@example.com. Respond to this call, blessings to all of you. Louise