Jacob is 12 years old and enjoys 4-wheeler riding, cartoons, and swimming much like other boys his age. They’re not easy for Jacob to do, though, because he depends on a wheelchair. Jacob was born with several disabilities including cerebral palsy, impaired vision, and a seizure disorder and needs help to do the things that most children his age just do naturally. Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills.
During the summer Jacob can be found having fun and experiencing a world of adventures he’d otherwise never have thanks to Camp Livitup. For kids with disabilities, Camp Livitup is special place that removes obstacles preventing them from many activities we take for granted. In many cases, the staff works one-on-one with the campers to provide the chance for these experiences. Campers get to swim, create crafts, and take part in other recreational activities they can’t do on their own.
The mission at Livitup, Inc is to advance the independence and productivity of children and adults with various types of disabilities. The money raised through the Elvis 5k helps support Camp Livitup and other programs we offer in the community.