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