Jacob is Ezra’s dad and he started stem cell drives while his son was alive and continue to do so. Jacob has a PhD in Forest Sciences (Plant Physiology) from Lakehead University and Certificate in Business Administration from McMaster University, Ontario Canada. He works with the municipal government in Lac La Biche as the Agricultural Supervisor. For the one year, three months and eighteen days he spent in hospitals caring for his son Ezra, Jacob learned more about the importance of stem cells and the need to have more and diversified people on the registry. Jacob started this foundation to honour the legacy of his son, Ezra.