Jacob Kenneth Dunham
Jake lived an unimaginable legacy of hardship and perseverance. Jake struggled with school and the inability to focus in a classroom setting until he reached high school where an amazing teacher by the name of Mr. Rosebaugh worked with him after school everyday to help him graduate. He also grew up with a rare bleeding disorder called hemophilia and lost the vision in his right eye at seven years old due to a severe injury.
Despite his blood's inability to clot efficiently and being blind in one eye, Jake still took on extreme sports such as BMX riding, dirt bike riding, off-roading, wake surfing and knee-boarding.
It wasn't uncommon for Jake to come home after a day of hanging out with his friends with road rash, internal bleeding and broken bones (including a skull fracture) yet nothing stopped him from doing the things he loved. To Jake's friends he was the life of the party. He was fearless and creative and lived life larger than most people could dare to imagine.
You could find him and his friends in his parent's garage building contraptions on any given day, such as a gas powered go-kart with 12 inch pipe covering the back wheels so they could drift it around the neighborhood, or a custom built wheel chair he would tow people on with his truck or pit bike in the desert. Obviously Jake would typically be the first one to test out whatever they built.
To Jake, mechanics came easily. Working on his trucks was a passion of his and when something broke Jake would do his research and find a way to fix it. He once slaved over rebuilding his diesel truck's engine all by himself from bottom to top with no prior diesel mechanic education after it blew up. To our disbelief it was up and running better than ever in just two months.