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Jacob Lee Schultz

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Jacob Lee Schultz

Place of birth: None

Our Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin, and Friend…Jacob Lee Schultz passed away by drowning on August 30th 2013. He was 4 years, 4 months, 12 days, 8 hours and 50 minutes young. Drowning is the number 2 cause of child deaths from ages 0 to 4 years old. His Paternal Grandmother (Kessea Kahl) and an Unnamed Donor wanted to ensure another family never has to go through what we went through and started the Jacob Lee Schultz Swimming Memorial. From this Memorial, came Jacobs Jackets started by Our Jacob’s best friend, also named Jacob.

To date both groups have raised over 4000.00, put up a few different Life Jacket Loaner boards at area swimming locations, collected over 588 lifejackets, given away 324 life jackets at various events, and provided swimming lessons for 52 low income individuals who otherwise may not have been able to afford lessons. Lessons are offered all year long. This group has also won the William H. Perloff Keeping Kids Alive in Wisconsin Award, in November of 2014. These family and friends has taken a heartbreaking tragedy and used it to fuel their passion to prevent drowning in our community. In addition, Kessea approached one of our local Dive and Rescue staff and asked if she could be involved with our local Water Safety Task Force.

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  • Fran Solomon On


    Such a young life

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