Purvis grandparents hold benefit to help grandson with rare dise - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Purvis grandparents hold benefit to help grandson with rare disease

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Back in September 2012 Purvis residents Jeffrey and Melinda Jones hosted a car show benefit for their grandson Jacob Jones. More than a year later, the grandparents held a gospel sing benefit on Saturday for their grandson, who has Infantile Tay-Sachs.

“Jacob's medical expenses are astronomical,” said Melinda Jones. “They do have insurance, they do have Medicaid and they do have other assistance through St. Jude's and other programs, but it just doesn't cover the equipment that he needs, the daily things that he needs.”

Along with the gospel sing, thanks to family members, friends and residents, the event also included a silent auction, various arts and crafts vendors, and a bake sale.

“I just thank them so much, just you know, for people take time out their lives to come and do things for us is pretty amazing,” said Jacob’s father, Justin Jones. 

At the age of 3, the genetic disease does not allow Jacob to walk, crawl or even be able to hold his head up. Although there are many things that he may not be able to do, his father Justin is grateful for everyone’s help and he hopes to continue providing his son with all the help he needs.
 
“It's pretty rough on him,” said Justin Jones. “The disease is a terminal disease, but we just we just try and strive to give him you know the best that we can, the best care you know, and just make it as happy and as great for the time that he's with us.”

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:19:48 GMT
    WDAMWDAM

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>
  • USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:34:21 GMT
    Source: SouthernMiss.comSource: SouthernMiss.com
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
Powered by Frankly