On Jacob's birthday, Wetterling family shares thank you letter

The Wetterling family shared this thank you letter on Jacob's birthday, Feb. 17.
The Wetterling family shared this thank you letter on Jacob's birthday, Feb. 17.

- Jacob Wetterling would have been 39 years old on Feb. 17, 2017 if not for the tragic events that unfolded on October 22, 1989. To mark Jacob's birthday, the Wetterling family will share a letter in the St. Cloud Times, thanking everyone who has shown them kindness and support over the years, particularly in the wake of the events last fall.

"We’d like to, but we just can’t personally thank all of the wonderful people who have reached out in love and sympathy," the Wetterlings said.

They also thanked people for sharing Jacob's hope of making the world a better place and continuing to live in a way that fosters kindness and compassion.

"Jacob had a lot to live for and with all of your help, we know his ideals are continuing to help build a safer world for all children," the Wetterlings wrote.

#11forJacob

Be fair
Be kind
Be understanding
Be honest
Be thankful
Be a good sport
Be joyful
Be generous
Be gentle with others
Be positive

Thank you letter from the Wetterlings

The Wetterling Family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the love, kindness, prayers, generosity and support of our family and the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Jacob had a lot to live for and with all of your help, we know his ideals are continuing to help build a safer world for all children. We’d like to, but we just can’t personally thank all of the wonderful people who have reached out in love and sympathy. Please know that your love is so appreciated. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing Jacob’s Hope and for helping us through this difficult time.

With deep gratitude,

Jerry, Patty, Amy, Trevor, Carmen and all of our extended families


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