Well over 800 people showed up at the Best Western Sheridan Center Saturday night in support of 5-year-old Jacob Ahrens. It was a benefit dinner to help with the medical expenses for the little guy who was diagnosed with an inoperable mid-brain tumor last December.
A spaghetti dinner with live entertainment and both silent and live auctions had folks lined up throughout the building waiting to show their support for Jacob. Within an hour after the start of the fundraiser, tables were filled and the food ran out, but what was left was a standing room only crowd to support Jacob.
Jacob’s dad, Joshuea was overwhelmed with the response from the community.
Jacob is at Denver’s Children’s Hospital with his step mom Tina Combridge and has a long road ahead of him with two more weeks of radiation to be followed by 44 weeks of chemotherapy, yet Jacob doesn't complain.
One way Jacob’s family has found to keep family and friends connected to Jacob’s progress is through a website called Caring Bridge.org.
To follow Jacob’s progress and to send your encouragement, log on to Caring Bridge.org, log in, and type in the web site, jacobahrens, (no spaces).