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Jake moved to Ames, Ia on August 1st with Savanna Cowles. Jake was going back to Iowa State University to fulfill his dream of becoming a Civil Engineer. On the first day of classes Jake had a late class (5pm-6pm), after class he had made arrangements to see an old friend. As many of you know Jake likes to long board, but had not been doing a lot of it at home. He went out with his friend for a quick ride since Savanna was waiting at home to have dinner. The accident occurred right around 6:30 pm. His friend knew it was serious and called 911. Jake was immediately transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. He has a traumatic brain injury with most of the damage in the frontal lobe. After 5 days in the ICU he was transferred to a neurology floor. As of