Jake's Project

At Vermont Heartworks our mission is to generate acts of kindness within the community and the world at large.  In keeping with that spirit, Heartworks recently teamed up with the BBA community to help a much loved faculty member and her family.

 “Jake’s Project” was conceived to fund the construction of a handicap accessible entrance with a lift and mudroom area in Jake’s Rupert residence.

Jake, who has been diagnosed with LGS, Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, suffers from multiple grand mal, and other seizures every day.  Jake’s treatment has made his mobility very unstable andhe is limited to a wheelchair. His family has not been eligible for assistance due to the rare type of illness. 

We are thrilled to announce that our our goal of raising $23,000 has been met! A heartfelt Thank You to all of the donors, volunteers and participants of Running for Jake: "Four on the Fourth". This project would not have been possible without you. 

 View slideshow: Project Jake is complete!!!