Jeff grew up in St. Louis. He loved sports. He played baseball, participated in track & field, and was a swimmer.

After Jeff was injured in a diving accident, Missouri KIDS was able to assist Jeff in completing both bachelors and masters degrees.

Jeff often said of Missouri KIDS that its assistance was life-changing, reliable, & a great support system. He stated that society looks at disabled people as non-functional but Missouri KIDS & its donors look at the disabled as heroes.

Jeff believed Missouri KIDS & its donors give recipients every opportunity to heal. He felt that he was given back his mobility, dignity, & pride.

To Missouri KIDS donors, Jeff would say, “Missouri KIDS has your back.”  Jeff is now deceased and his family is forever grateful to Missouri KIDS!