Why We're Here: Jacob Akers


In 2014, all of Jacob's dreams were coming true.  In May, he had graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a degree in Molecular Biology.  On July 4, he had proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years.  He was looking forward to starting medical school in August. But on July 7, 2014, three days after getting engaged, his life was tragically taken when an alleged drugged driver entered his lane of traffic hitting him head-on at a high rate of speed.

Jacob was one of the most caring people you could ever meet.  He would do whatever he could to help family, friends, and strangers. He never said a bad word about anyone he ever met.   He volunteered to help the homeless of Nashville on a weekly basis.  He cared more about people than material things.  He was truly one of a kind. 


 


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