Jake French is a young man from Estacada who is rebounding from a tragic accident that paralyzed him from the neck down. His courage and determination have repeatedly shown the doctors wrong and is slowly making headway, recently gaining a fair amount of control over one of his arms.
Sheriff Craig Roberts, a member of the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, was so moved by this young man, that he has worked to bring Jake’s plight to the attention of the citizens of Oregon. After showing a video production about Jake at the recent Search & Rescue Conference (SARCon), held in Welches, Oregon, attendees donated nearly $1000 in a ‘pass the basket’ spontaneous moment of giving.
Sheriff Roberts has since worked with local media to bring Jake’s situation to the forefront. KOIN Channel 6 did an indepth story on Jake.
Jake and his family have located an cutting-edge clinic in California that has been working with Jake and aiding in his progress. Unfortunately, this treatment is very expensive and they need all the help they can get.
The Clackamas County Peace Officer’s Benevolent Foundation made an initial donation of $3000.00, which has already gone to helping Jake get to a specilized clinic in California for his first if many visits.
Jake has been home in Dufur, Oregon for the last couple of years and driving a twice a week or more to the ADAPT clinic in Beaverton. This clinic is one of a very limited few that provide the level of care he needs without continuously travelling to California.
The Foundation has set up the Jake French Fund at Clackamas Federal Credit Union. Anyone who would like to make a donation can go to any CFCU branch and request to make a donation into that account and be sure to tell them it is under the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation.
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