Fundraiser at Lorain Applebee’s for Jacob’s new heart

On May 31, the Heberlings had no idea that their son was about to have a stroke. That night, Martin Heberling discovered Jacob laying on the bathroom floor, unable to move. Jacob was admitted to Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Doctors said he had suffered a stroke caused by a clot in his brain.

Immediate surgery was performed and the clot was removed. Jacob has use of his legs and can walk, and he is able to use his left arm. Doctors diagnosed Jacob with an extremely rare juvenile heart condition called Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, for which there is no cure.

The family is raising money to pay for a heart transplant that will take place within a few months.
Jacob’s gofundme page

Monday, July 27, 11a – 9p, Applebee’s in Lorain will be sponsoring a Dining to Donate Benefit for Jacob Heberling.
Present the flyer below to your server to donate 15% of your bill.
Wait until you see what you will have a chance to win by coming to Jacob’s Fundraiser Extravaganza!!!!
Fun starts at 11AM, Come by, get a car wash, gamble on some awesome prizes, have lunch or dinner at Applebee’s, and
buy dessert at the bake sale!!!

072715 jacob applebees


  1. Does anyone know how to access the GoFundMeAccount for donations for Jacob?
    I read of it when this story was first in The Morning Journal.


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