Jake's Story
Nine year-old Jake Shtern is a Leukemia survivor. He has completed a grueling 130 weeks of chemotherapy. The Montreal community has been following his progress with great admiration and hope for his future. Jake is now cancer-free, but undergoes monthly blood tests for a period of five years, after which he will be pronounced cured!

Jake was named Hero of the Year by Today’s Parent magazine Jake was named Hero of the Year by Today’s Parent magazine’s - For Kids’ Sake Award, applauding him for the impact he has had on Canadian children. He is truly a pint-sized hero, inspiring others by teaching us that anything is possible and by exhibiting the true meaning of giving.


During Jake’s numerous hospital stays, he remarked that many of the other children lacked even the most basic comforts of home to make their stays more bearable. Jake was fortunate to go through treatment with a parent by his side around-the-clock, equipped with many activities to keep him busy and happy.

Jake decided that he wanted to help make the hospital a more Comfy and Cozy environment for kids like him who undergo chemotherapy. He and his mom co-founded The Comfy Cozy Fund. They have assembled a Board of Directors, and have Sarah, Jake’s ten year-old sister, as their secretary.

They have created a plan to make raising money lots of fun. Jake and his family used their story to celebrate Jake’s heroism by sending children with cancer much needed positive vibes.

Funds Raised in 2005