Hartlepool community to “light up the sky” for Jacob Jenkins

Jacob Jenkins

Jacob Jenkins

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Yellow balloons will be sent into the air over Hartlepool tomorrow in support of a critically ill toddler.

A balloon release has been organised to send prayers and love to toddler Jacob Jenkins and his family.

Jacob Jenkins

Jacob Jenkins

The two-year-old remains in an induced coma after choking on a grape at Pizza Hut, Hartlepool Marina, on Friday.

Jacob stopped breathing for around 30 minutes, while first aiders tried to revive him. Paramedics then rushed the little boy to hospital. He is currently in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Since then, hundreds of prayers and well wishes have been passed on to his family and friends – with many lighting candles of hope both in person and online.

Now, a balloon release has been organised for tomorrow (Wednesday, October 14) to send more prayers to the child and his family.

Posts on social media have said that the release will take place at Seaton Carew seafront, near the clock tower.

All who want to attend are requested to meet at 6.45pm, for a 7pm launch.

The post added: “His family have requested that we all light up the sky.”

Have you been lighting a hope candle for Jacob? Tweet us @HPoolMail, share on Facebook or email mail.news@northeast-press.co.uk and use the hashtag #PrayForJacob.

If you attend the balloon release tomorrow, please get in touch with us.