Surf City Collective and Miss Mary Jane's Edibles Raise $11,000 for Cancer Patient

"FatMike" Jacob and his girlfriend Casey Jennings
"FatMike" Jacob and his girlfriend Casey Jennings
GoFundMe.com

A Huntington Beach medical marijuana collective (do they allow those?) held a two-week fundraiser that ended Saturday, raising $11,000 for a local surfer battling a rare bone cancer.

But crowdfunding continues for Michael James "FatMike" Jacob.

Surf City Collective and Miss Mary Jane's Edibles teamed up to help the 32-year-old Huntington Beach resident, who learned after an April 1 biopsy that he suffers from Ewing's Sarcoma, a cancer that typically affects children and adolescents but is rarely found in adults.

Jacob, who belongs to the collective, has gone on to withstand ongoing chemo treatments, medications and the inability to work.

Upcoming Events

Naturally, this has created a huge financial burden for Jacob. When Surf City Collective contacted him about their surprise contribution, he replied with much gratitude, "I have no words."

While the fundraiser ended Saturday, raising funds for Jacob continues on a GoFundMe.com page created June 12 by his girlfriend, Casey Jennings. As of Monday afternoon, $5,290 had been raised toward the $10,000 goal.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >