Ken Jacob of Chosen Books health update

By |2004-03-11T09:00:00-05:00March 11th, 2004|Uncategorized|

ROYAL OAK – Ken Jacob of Chosen Books in Royal Oak suffered a stroke on Sunday, January 31. Currently he is not expected to regain full use of his motor skills on his left side. This means that it is unlikely that Jacob will be able to drive, work, or live without assistance again. Accoding to sources close to Jacob, he is currently able to move his left arm slightly, his left leg about 5-6 inches, and he is able to speak clearly. None of his mental capabilities have been affected and he has maintained his unique sense of humor and his spirits are good. Ken is currently in a rehabilitation hospital and will remain there until at least March 2.
Because Jacobs has no medical insurance, medical costs are very high. He faces life-long medical expenses. Several fund raisers have been planned to help Jacobs and his family defray medical costs which are currently in the thousands of dollars. The following is a list of fund raising events currently scheduled to help Jacobs and his family with the accumulating expenses:
Thursday, March 4 at Score (9 Mile & Harper in St. Clair Shores. 586-776-1320) starting at 8 p.m. Amanda Collins performing. $2.00 cover, 50/50 raffle drawing.
Wednesday March 17 (St. PatrickÕs Day) at the Rainbow Room (313-891-1020) starting at 7 p.m. Trixie DeLuxxe and Girls performing. 50/50 raffle drawing and auction.
Friday, March 19 at the Peacock Lounge (located in the Ramada Inn Downtown at 400 Bagley Ave.) starting at 8 p.m. April Summers and Ruby Holiday performing. $2.00 cover. 20% of liquor sales will be donated, 50/50 raffle and artist auction.
Friday, March 26 at MenjoÕs (313-863-3934). Amanda Collins performing. 50/50 raffle.
Saturday, April 3 at Pronto! (608 S. Washington, Royal Oak 248-544-7900) starting at 3 p.m. $1.00 cover. 50/50 raffle.
Additional fund raiser raffles:
Win original art: Artist Charles Alexander has donated an original work of art that is on display at Chosen Books with a value of $500.00 to be raffled off. Raffle tickets are available at Chosen Books. Winner will be drawn on Saturday, March 20 at 5 p.m. at Chosen Books. Winner need not be present to win.
Win a big basket of goodies: Starting on Monday, March 22, raffle tickets will be available at Chosen Books to win a big basket full of goodies. The big basket will be on display at Chosen Books. Drawing will take place on Saturday April 10 at 5 p.m. at Chosen Books. Winner need not be present to win.
50/50 raffle tickets and tickets for the basket and artwork raffle cost $1.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 7 tickets and $10.00 for 15 tickets. Raffle tickets are now available at Chosen Books, Decades on 4th St. in Royal Oak, Just 4 Us and WomenÕs Prerogative Bookstores in Ferndale. Winner does not need to be present to win. 50/50 raffle tickets for each individual event will be available immediately after the preceding drawing at the same above locations.

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