Tyler Jacoby
Tyler Jacoby's Fundraiser
Sharing Disabled Pending Approval

Show the world we're more alike than different

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$4,256 towards $4,000

My name is Tyler Jacoby. I'm 15 years old and I'm a Sophomore at Apex High School. I play hockey and basketball, as well as surfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. I was born with Spina Bifida, so I use a wheelchair or crutches to get around. This, unfortunately, limits my participation in a lot of "regular" activities. I'm unable to play in most school and rec sports because of my disability. I can't even go to the same summer camp as my brother.
I started a sled hockey team in 2010 because there were not many options for adaptive sports here in the Triangle.
People tend to think it's acceptable to have "separate but equal" offerings. however, I think making adaptations to include everyone is beneficial to all. This is why I'm participating in this event - to raise money and awareness to improve inclusion. I hope I can inspire others by stepping out of my comfort zone. Please go to the link and donate.

Here's what's happening: Over the next two months I will be learning a dance from a professional dancer at Fred Astaire Dance Studios and on April 13th, we will perform it live at the Southern Women's Show. Between now and then, I am collecting donations to benefit National Inclusion Project.

Each $1 donated = 1 vote. Whoever has the most "votes" by the end of the performance on April 13th wins the competition!

Here's how you can help me win: Please consider making a donation to help me reach my goal of $4000. Just a small donation will go a long way in helping me meet my goal to win Dancing Like the Stars and ensure that no child sits on the sidelines.

I appreciate your help,


PS. If you are available, come cheer me on at the main event on April 13th @ 4pm at the Southern Women's Show.