Family celebrates autistic teenage son’s life and legacy during National Donate Life Month
For the Marez family, National Donate Life Month in April is a celebration of the life of Jacob Marez, and the lifesaving gifts he gave following his passing in 2016.
Jacob, who was 16 years old when he passed away, had high-functioning autism and was non-verbal. Although he did not speak, he made an impact on anyone he met in life. His mother, Jennifer Marez, wanted him to continue making a difference and decided to donate Jacob’s cornea and tissue.