His Sister Died of Cancer, So Jacob Took on Her Dream of Building Bridges in High Schools Between Special Needs Students and the Greater Population.

Jacob Larson of Lewis and Clark High School has a dream. It’s actually his sister’s dream: to build bridges from special education to general education.

Jacob Larson of Lewis and Clark High School has a dream. See, Jacob’s sister Merete entered her freshman year in Spokane, Washington, fighting cancer that had confined her to a wheel chair. She entered with the goal of making new friends in all classes, across the divide of physical and developmental disabilities. Jacob took up her dream and founded Bridge Builders, a new non-profit that seeks to break down the walls separating disabled and “normal” students by fostering social clubs in area high schools. Because love is a verb. Love does.