Why I'm Running
I am running in honor of my Daughter Jacoby Hope Arnold who is a 24 in 24 Wish Kid. Jacoby has been through so much in her short life and has defied all the odds stacked against her. Jacoby continues to fight everyday to overcome challenges. She is my inspiration! PRAY. FIGHT. LIVE. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
About Team Jacoby

At our 28 week ultrasound appointment, while we were pregnant with twins, our doctors gave us the devastating news that our daughter, Jacoby, was critically ill.

Jacoby was diagnosed with non-immune hydrops fetalis, a severe, life-threatening condition in which abnormal amounts of fluid build up in two or more parts in the body of a fetus or newborn. Jacoby had accumulation of fluid in her chest cavity, around her lungs, and within layers of skin causing severe edema (swelling). She was given a 5 percent chance to make it to a live birth, and if she lived, another 5 percent chance to survive. We were completely crushed, feeling helpless knowing no medical heroics could be taken as it would risk the life of the Jacoby’s healthy twin Sister, Jenna.

On June 1, 2013, at only 31 weeks old, Jacoby was delivered. Jacoby was born 2 pounds heavier than her twin Sister Jenna - all fluid, her body swollen and skin stretched. Jacoby has to endure several chest tubes to drain the fluid which was restricting her breathing and lung development. After several months, and very good progress, Jacoby was still the sickest child in the NICU. Jacoby endured a number of life-saving procedures, including two evasive surgeries on her left and right lung. Jacoby could also never extubate and breathe on her own without the use of a ventilator, so a tracheotomy was placed to help Jacoby breathe. Jacoby spent 10 months in the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Main Campus NICU and 6 months at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation before finally going home.

Jacoby is 6 years old and has such a JOY for life. She's been ventilator-free for several years and breathes on her own. Jacoby uses leg braces to assist with walking. Even though she is mostly nonverbal, she is learning new words every day and communicates using ASL (American Sign Language).

So many odds stack against Jacoby, a 5% chance to make it to a live birth, a 5% chance to survive if she did make it to a live birth, brain dead, never breathe on her own without mechanical assistance, never sit-up, never walk, never talk, never eat by mouth, but Jacoby’s fighting spirit has allowed her to overcome so much in her short life. We are very blessed and honored to have this incredible opportunity to share Jacoby's powerful journey of her ultimate fight to live, even with all the odds stacked against her.

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Nana and Papa
7 days ago

Blessed

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Heather Fechko
8 days ago

❤️❤️❤️

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Jean Giunto
9 days ago

So proud of you for doing this for Jacoby and all the out her ASW kiddos!!

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Kim Patton
9 days ago
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Michelle Bardzilauskas
9 days ago
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Sarah Shrader
10 days ago

You got this!

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Dennis D-NAS-T-1 Arnold and family
10 days ago
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Missi Book (Bish)
10 days ago
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Ron and Connie Lucius
10 days ago
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Leanne Lucius
10 days ago

Team Jacoby 👊🏻

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The Swaisgoods
10 days ago

Forever our family! Go Girls!

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Melody Leisure
10 days ago
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Kylie Earl & Family
10 days ago

We are so proud of you! 💪🏼💜

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Kyle & Elizabeth Sebbio
11 days ago
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Sarah Davis
11 days ago

It was such an honor to be part of Jacoby’s journey! You and your family never cease to amaze me!!!

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Erica Majernik
11 days ago

You got this! You and Jacoby are such an inspiration!!

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Michelle Gagné
11 days ago

You've got this Jillian!! You are one of the best mamas I know. Miss you so much Jacoby!! Love you sweet girl!

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Cavanagh Family
11 days ago

Team Jacoby Hope Rocks!

Michelle Mitchell
11 days ago

For Jacoby!!!

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John and Donna Boyd
12 days ago

Go Girl!

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The Hereick Family
12 days ago

Jillian you got this! Jacoby got her drive from her mama!

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Lisa Dominguez
12 days ago

You got this Jill! 💪🏼 You are all such an inspiration.

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Kelly Klaczik
12 days ago
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Luke Horne is #Lukestrong
12 days ago

We are and will forever be #Lukestrong. We love you Jacoby and are so grateful for your family introducing us to ASW. Go Jill!!!!

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Swick
13 days ago

Keep up the fight 🤜

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Monica Gerhart
13 days ago

Jacoby, you continue to be an inspiration to everyone who knows your story! Good luck Jillian, you’ve got this!

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John and Sheri Wiers
14 days ago

You are all amazing! God bless!

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Brandi D
14 days ago

💜💜💜

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Jen P.
15 days ago

You are such an inspiration!!

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The Drissen Family
15 days ago

Pray♡Fight♡Live♡

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Norris Family
16 days ago

I love watching Jacoby grow and learn how to do new things! Praying for you all often! Good luck! ❤

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Kelly, Deanna, Kai, and Lennon
16 days ago

You got this Jill and Jacoby 💪🏻👟

Josh Dzurick
17 days ago

Team Jacoby

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Terri Kolonick
17 days ago

Good luck! I feel so lucky to watch Jacoby grow up to be such an amazing girl! She has an amazing family!

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Tiffany
18 days ago

Go Jill!! You are an awesome mommy!

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Tina
18 days ago

Go Jillian!!! You are so amazing, you always inspire me!

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Joel and Michelle
19 days ago
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Jen McFeely
19 days ago

Good Luck Jill! 🏃🏼‍♀️💪

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Bill Holland
19 days ago

Run Jill Run!

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Bartholomew Family
20 days ago

Go Jilly!!!

The Wiers Family
20 days ago
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Nikki Demitro
20 days ago

💜💜 You've got this!! 💪💜

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Audrey Easterwood
20 days ago

You are such an inspiration!

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John and Valerie Krusinski
20 days ago

Good luck Jillian!! You got this💪💪💪

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The McBroom Girls
21 days ago

So proud of Jacoby and the entire family for being such rockstars!!

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Anonymous
21 days ago
Amy Lowe
21 days ago

Jacoby and momma rock!!

The Bitong Family
21 days ago
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Ray and Shirley Elish
21 days ago

Good Luck Jill!

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The Sweeting Family
21 days ago
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Anonymous
21 days ago

You got this!!! And if all else fails... start singing some cadences!

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Jennifer Ramsey
21 days ago
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The Baughman Family
21 days ago
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Ben&Marilyn Phillips
22 days ago
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Miller family
22 days ago

Such special little heroes 🦸‍♀️

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Anonymous
22 days ago

Best wishes. You have this!

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Kelly Needham
22 days ago

Way to go, Jillian! Happy to support your efforts and adorable Jacoby 💜💜💜

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M Cook
22 days ago

YOU GOT THIS!

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Kate & Steve Saur
22 days ago

Go Jill Go!!!!” 🏃‍♀️👟❤️

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Taylor & Taylor Wright
23 days ago

You got this! 💪🏼 💜

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Karen Cramer
23 days ago
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Sara Riley Bame
23 days ago

Love this! Go Team Jacoby! 😍

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Brie Lemire & family
23 days ago

Jacoby is the strongest little girl we know.❤️ Good luck Jill- you got this!! 💪🏼 We’ll be cheering you on from afar. Love you all!!

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John & Georgia Jakovcic
23 days ago

You GO Girl!

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Wise family
23 days ago
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Joe, Heather, and Carolynn
23 days ago

Good luck Jill! You will do great 👍

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Laura Repka
23 days ago
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Trisha Fantucci
23 days ago

Good Luck! 👏🏆

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Michael & Suzanne
23 days ago

Stay strong Arnold family. You are all inspirational. You got this Jill. You have the biggest cheerleader in your corner.

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Jennifer and Jeremy Lynch
24 days ago

Your strong and amazing each and every day!

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Lewis Family
24 days ago

Good luck Jill! Jacoby, you are such a special girl. Love you and your family!

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Alicia Kelly
25 days ago

Good Luck! Jacoby and Family it has been a pleasure to watch your growth over the years. You are a true testament of God's Love.

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Kunesh Family
25 days ago

Do great Jillian! Much love to all of you!

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Myosky’s
25 days ago
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Shirley
25 days ago
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Ronald and Lil Schumacher
25 days ago

We love you Jacoby! Jill, you got this!

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MaryEllen Melcher
25 days ago

Kick some butt Jill!

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Suzanne Brooks
25 days ago

Continued Blessings to an Amazing Family !

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Shelley Roth
26 days ago

Good Luck, Jill! Blessings to all of you!

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Katie Nasca Schroeder
26 days ago

Go get it Jill!! Praying and rooting you, Jacoby and your whole family on always! ❤️

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Uncle Billy & Melissa, Pa and JoJo
26 days ago

We love you! You can do it!!!

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Christine Traul
26 days ago

In honor of an amazing girl, her parents, and her brother and sisters!

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Adrienne Hill
26 days ago

What a great cause ❤️ You are amazing!

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Nicole Schreck
26 days ago

Keep up the good fight!! Love all you do!!

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Friends of the Family
26 days ago

The Arnolds are strength exemplified.

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The Poole Family
26 days ago

Your family’s perseverance, strength, and generosity never ceases to amaze me! Blessed to have crossed paths with you guys - it is a true joy watching Jacoby’s story unfold. Go Jillian!!!

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Joy Visnjic-Flaherty
26 days ago

Good luck Jill!! Go Jacoby!!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️❤❤❤

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Skidmore Family
26 days ago

Hugs to you Jill! You are such an incredibly strong person!!

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Mark Miller
26 days ago
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Jessica & Adam Swinford
26 days ago

You are amazing Jill!!

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Jeff R
26 days ago

Crush it Jill!

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Team Balmert
26 days ago

Way to go! In honor of Jacoby, Ryann and all their heart warrior friends! ❤️💙

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Garner gang
26 days ago

May God Bless you all!!

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Amy Toth
26 days ago
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Patty Bischof
27 days ago

Good luck Jillian! It brings me so much joy to see Jacoby communicating and that never ending smile!

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Anonymous
27 days ago

Don't quit, don't give in You're an Overcomer!!👊🏼

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Cichra Family
27 days ago
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The Roach Family
27 days ago

Good Luck Jill-Jill! Pray♡Fight♡Live

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Kellie McGilvray
27 days ago

Good luck Jill! So inspiring to watch your family grow in health and love. #40

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Carm
27 days ago

Go Team J!

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Kylene Biggs
27 days ago
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Marita
27 days ago

Jillian you are an amazing Mom and strong in your Faith . Jacoby we are so proud of you and your wonderful Family. God bless all of you

Terry & Kim Pagano
27 days ago

Jacoby and Jill, you continue to inspire us with your constant drive to overcome the toughest challenges. 24 in 24! You got this!

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The Jasinsky Family
27 days ago

To the most inspiring little girl I have ever had the pleasure of knowing <3 and to the most amazing family. You are all so blessed to have each other. Thank you for allowing us to venture through life with you!

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The Majkrzak Family
27 days ago

We love sweet Jacoby and the whole Arnold Family so very much! Good luck!

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Kathy Jakubowski
27 days ago

Love you guys!! Toledo family!

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Stepping Stone Preschool Family
27 days ago

We love following you guys on all of your adventures! Miss you! Go Team Jacoby!

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The Strippy Family
28 days ago

You’re amazing Jilly! You too Jacoby!!

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Geno Mueller and Family
28 days ago

We are so grateful for the example we have in your family. Good luck meeting every one one of your goals!!

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The Detwiler Family
28 days ago

We love you, Jacoby & family!! Rooting you on each & everyday. So grateful to be a part of your journey ❤️

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The Larson Family
28 days ago

Like sweet Jacoby, you’re such an inspiration! Go Jillian, Go!! 🏃‍♀️

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The Abraham family!
29 days ago

Pray, fight and Go!!

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Phil Budowanec
29 days ago

Good luck!

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Jean Budowanec
29 days ago
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Missy Jakovcic Galus & Family
29 days ago

Run, run, run!! We know you can do it!! Good luck and love to your family ❤️

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Heather Korinchak
29 days ago

Jillian, you are a magnificent beast! Good luck! Sending you my love from Alaska! Say hi to all of your little ones for me (and to Kevin).

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Mrs. Duke
29 days ago

You rock!!

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Michele Moore
29 days ago
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Dr Ricardo J Rodriguez
29 days ago

Go Jillian!!! Love you Jacoby!!

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Dacia Pitzer
29 days ago

I miss seeing Jacoby at school! Jillian, you are so strong!

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Lindsay Parslow
29 days ago
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Candis
1 month ago

You are both a daily inspiration!

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Jen & Steve Wray
1 month ago

Jillian, You have amazing strength and inspire us all! Love and hugs! PRAY. FIGHT. LIVE

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Grandpa & Grandma Arnold
1 month ago
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Jodi Toepke
1 month ago
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Jessi Razavi
1 month ago
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G.O.D.
1 month ago
$240.00
Anonymous
1 month ago
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Mary Welsh
1 month ago

Good luck! You have been working hard!

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The Wilkins Family
1 month ago

Team Jacoby Hope! GO GONS!

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Mark Massay
1 month ago

Awesome!

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Jayson, Marie, Olivia& Jt
1 month ago

Way to Go!

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Krystal and Dave
2 months ago
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Kidwell Family
2 months ago
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Anonymous
2 months ago
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Tom & Jeanne Holland
2 months ago

Way to go Jilly💜

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RE/MAX Results, Bettie Schmikla
2 months ago

Jillian, You are So Blessed to be Jacobys Mama.

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Tiffin Women's Basketball
2 months ago

Hoops for Hope for our favorite little hooper! Go Jacoby Go!

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Maggie & JH Barnett
2 months ago

You got this! Go Girls♥️

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Beth & Family
2 months ago
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Angie & Ken Potosky
3 months ago

You can do it! Go Team Jacoby! \m/_

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Melissa Tesar
3 months ago

You got this!!!

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Sharon Bohland
3 months ago

Pray. Fight. Live.

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Leanne (Lucius) Benson
3 months ago
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Maryssa’s Mission
3 months ago

In Memory of Maryssa Rivas www.mmfkids.org

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Jessica Leonard and Family
3 months ago
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Duc Lam
3 months ago
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TU Athletics
3 months ago
Anonymous
3 months ago

You are both rockstars!🏆

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Sashti
3 months ago
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Shiva Bodipudi
3 months ago
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Rosa Soto
3 months ago

Rooting for Team Jacoby!

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Uncle Pat and Aunt Barb
3 months ago

Go Team Jacoby

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Kevin & Joni Polachek
3 months ago

We love you all!

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