About Take jake
Who Jake is....
Jake was a wonderful 21 year old who loved life, women, cars and snowboarding! He had a compassionate heart, ...a wonderful wit and a smile that would light the universe. Jake would do anything for anyone, his love knew no boundaries. His life was tragically taken in an automobile/train collision March 3, 2009. He fought and we tried everything for 30 hours. He was pronounced brain dead March 4 2009. Jake had never registered to be an organ and tissue donor, knowing him, how he lived his life and a conversation we had had the prior summer, we made the decision to donate on his be-half. Six people’s lives have been saved on behalf of Jake’s precious gifts. Jake’s liver, pancreas, both kidneys and heart valves were able to be used. All recipients are very well at this point. In his death, just as his life, loving and still touching so many people.
Take Jake is a non-profit charitable organization designed to promote and educate the community on the importance of organ and tissue donation. We also are designed to serve as a source of support and education for the families and friends of organ donors.
Jake’s mom and Take Jake, President