Hope Rises initially covered the story about Jacob Monday, an Albany area teenager who has decided to end his cancer treatment after nearly two years of fighting for his life.
He has instead chosen to live life to the fullest and check experiences off his bucket list. Thanks to Hollywood star, Chris Pratt for making Jacob's wish come true. You not only train raptors, you are a genuinely amazing human being and role model.
Here is Chris' note about meeting Jacob.
This is my new pal Jacob Monday. He is a 16 year old kid from upstate New York with a unique and powerful story. He was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. He recently decided to stop treatment and is currently checking things off his bucket list. Needless to say he and his family have been through a lot.
One of the things he wants to do is get a ton followers on Instagram. So follow his story for updates, and to help as he checks off items on his wish list! Show the love!!!
Another thing he wanted, besides meeting the star of his fav movie, was to get his hair and makeup done! Ha!! 👍🏼🤘🏼 Here we are living that glam life.
Jacob and I had fun chatting and kicking it for a few hours.
Let’s see how many followers we can get him! #FollowJacobMonday 🙏♥️👍🏼 Click here link to read his full story.
Other items on Jacob's bucket list include: Going camping, visiting the ocean and swimming with sea turtles, visiting a hot spring, riding on a train.
We are sending all of our love to you, Jacob. #HopeRises