Last year, I decided to organize a fundraiser to support and help Jacob Witzke. The Grade 7 girls took a great interest in this becoming successful and I would like to thank them very much! Shawna Neighbour (Grade 6 teacher) was a huge help in getting us organized! I went to a number of local businesses where they were so kind in donating baskets. We raised more than $250 selling tickets at our school and school events! I never got to meet Jacob Witkze until Jan. 27. I was amazed at how successful he was at returning to school gradually. He showed me he had great courage and attitude in his life. Jacob shared with me that he loves Lego, wants to play football when he’s older and would love an electric guitar that would make the house shake! Jacob is like any other regular boy just wanting to play with his friends. He’s full of energy and excitement – always wanting to do something. He’s such an inspiration to me, knowing he’s been through so much at such a young age. Thank you Quesnel for supporting ‘Jacob’s Journey!’ I’m so glad Jacob is doing just fine and I hope we will get to see each other more often, he’s such a great kid. He will no doubt put a smile on your face – he is just such a joy to be around, because he has so many hopes and dreams. I know he would put a smile on my face any day! Jacob Witkze, your doing great! I wish you a lifetime of health and happiness with your wonderful family kiddo!
Amanda Lawrence is a Grade 7 student at Red Bluff Lhatako elementary school.