Bringing It Home – WakeJake 5K & After Party


This past weekend we held an event for Jake in our hometown of Brookville. The morning started with a 5K and ended with a rowdy celebration at the K of C. It was amazing to have all our friends from home come together and celebrate Jake’s recovery. Imagine the perfect ending to a long hard journey. This whole experience has shown me that the most important things in life are not things at all. They are the people in your life. To see all those smiling faces at the race in the morning was powerful. Jake ran the entire race. 

Jake Finish Line

Jake Finish Line

cheer pose

Lady runners

 Spirits were running high at the race. It felt good to get out in the cold and run for a good cause. What a great day!


Becca ran it in a banana suit!

 Yep, Becca ran the whole thing in a banana suit.  But I will say, she did run her butt off in that thing. We were all impressed.

group pic

After party group pic

It was amazing to have all these smiling faces come out to support. It really meant a lot to us. Thanks to ALL OF YOU who made it out. We can’t express enough how grateful we are to have such a good core of people in our hometown. This event really put the icing on the cake for Jake’s recovery. For the past 4 months most of you have been reading about Jake’s conditions from this blog and on Facebook. This was the first time you all had the opportunity to come out and support in person. And I must say, we felt the support. Thanks again!

Presenting Jake the check

Presenting Jake the check

Dace party!

Dance party!

Thanks again and again to all of you who came out for the run and the party. It was a blast for all of us and we are actually thinking about doing the same thing next year to raise money for traumatic brain injury research.

Until next time..

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