Jacob Wallis is the father of baby Izaiah Wallis who was being wheeled in his stroller on the sidewalk by his grandpa on the way to the park when they were hit by a teen drunk driver. After being in a coma for 3 weeks, 6 surgeries and 7 months in the hospital, Izaiah returned home paralyzed from the waist down on a ventilator, feeding tube, tracheotomy and colostomy. Jacob has left his job to care full-time for his son, learning the intricate medical machines keeping him alive. It is a 24/7 job.
Jacob is amazing in the way he cares for his little son. Despite the unbelievable challenges each day brings, Jacob never complains that he no longer has a normal life. He never once asked why this happened to his family but instead chooses to focus on the fact that he still has his little boy with him. Izaiah’s tiny steps of progress and captivating smile keep Jacob going. No one can even fathom what this father has to do every day just to keep his son alive. Despite this fact, Jacob is always the first one to volunteer if another family with a child in need requires help. He is not only an amazing father but a dedicated, focused caregiver. Jacob is very humble and quiet but honoring him in this way would set an example for so many others, especially young people that age.
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