12.07.2011

Jake's Help From Heaven non-for-profit holding special event at Cantina tonight

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Heather and Brian Straughter founded Jake's Help From Heaven, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping families afford special equipment for children with certain medical conditions, early this year.

Tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 7, the eve of the one-year anniversary of their son Jake's passing, the Straughters will be at Cantina throughout the day to thank the community for their continued support.

Heath and Jeff Ames, owners of Cantina, will donate 50 percent of all meal proceeds from lunch and dinner (just mention Jake's Help From Heaven) will go toward the organization.

Jake has a rare genetic disorder that caused his body to give out so that he required costly medical equipment such as special chairs, beds and supports to live his everyday life.

 Almost immediately after his death, Brian and Heather Straughter thought of ways to honor Jake and help parents in similar situations.

“We constantly realized this happens to people — it must devastate them,” she said.

Since its inception, Jake's Help From Heaven has helped a number of families in the Capital District afford items to help improve their child's quality of life.

Join Heather and Brian Straughter tonight at Cantina and enjoy a meal while also supporting a great cause.

For more information visit: www.jakeshelpfromheaven.org.

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