Be happy and whole, dear Jacob

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A friend of mine recently lost her little boy, Jacob, to a tumor on his brain stem.  Please join me in praying for his family, as it is those who are left behind who feel the pain and sting of death.  Those with Jesus are eternally glorified and I’m sure he’s excited to get to know his “big” sister.

TAYLOR, Jacob Matthew age 9 of Deer Park, Ohio passed peacefully Sunday morning, March 21, 2010 at home with his family by his side. Born August 17, 2000 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jacob was the son of Ryan and Tiffany (Taylor) Hering and a 4th grade student at Amity Elementary School in Deer Park. Jacob was a loving son, brother and grandson who enjoyed playing football (an avid New England Patriots fan) and playing video games. In May of 2009, Jacob was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called a brain stem glioma or a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. In the months to follow his diagnosis, Jacob made several exciting trips – his Make A Wish Trip to Disney World, a trip to Alaska, a trip to the Sugar Bowl and to a New England Patriots Play-Off Game where he sat 5 rows back from Tom Brady. Jacob was a member of the U.S. Skydiving Team and U.S. Parachute Association. Preceded in death by his baby sister Abigail; Jacob leaves behind his loving and caring parents – Ryan and Tiffany (Taylor) Hering, brothers – Nathan and Sam and sister Molly all of Deer Park, Ohio; maternal grandmother Kathy Taylor of Loveland, Ohio, maternal grandfather Russ (Joanne) Taylor; maternal great grandparents Bill and Cheri Jones; uncle Jeffrey Taylor and many other family members, classmates, friends and neighbors. Friends may call on the family Tuesday evening, March 23, 2010 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Maineville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm at the church with Pastors Ron Corbin and Barbara Schnecker officiating. The family has requested memorial donations be directed to The Cure Starts Now, 10280 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. The family also wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Childrens Medical Center, Cincinnati for their compassionate care and the Fast Trax Skydiving Team for their special friendship with Jacob. Arrangements have been entrusted to STINE Kilburn Funeral Home, 801 Monroe Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. More information about Jacob`s story may be found by visiting

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