Jake was born with a congenital defect, because of the complexity of Jake's condition, his parents sought the expertise of the doctors at U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

His diagnosis was Tibial Hemimelia - a genetically transmitted disease where portions of the tibia are missing. At only 10 months old, Jake's leg was amputated Then, at 11 months, he was fitted for his first prosthetic leg. Jake has worked with the same prothestist, Alicia, since the beginning. Over the years, he's been fitted with over nine different prosthetic legs.

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