Bedford Co., VA - A 12-year-old Bedford County boy is raising lots of money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. He is fundraising through several local events. And he is confident he will see the end of this disorder during his lifetime.
Jacob and his father Alan started the Great Shots Golf Tournament at Bedford County Club last year. He also raised a big chunk of change for the Great Strides Walk at Peaks View Park.
"So what you want to kind of do is aim when you put about right here," said Jacob Aultice.
Jacob is a young golf pro in training.
"I'd probably aim about just right there," said Jacob.
He even showed ABC 13 how practice makes perfect.
"Good one, good one," coached Jacob.
Looking at Jacob, you would think he is just like most other 12-year-olds. He is living with Cystic Fibrosis, but he has not let it slow him down one bit.
"He's taken ownership of this disease," said father Alan Aultice.
Just this past weekend, Jacob was busy raising money for the fight against the disease.
"We raised over $10,500 for team Jacob," said Aultice.
All of the money raised goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
"It just makes me feel grown up. I kind of feel like I'm in my 20s," laughed Jacob.
Jacob is also sponsored by Nestle Health Science. They were so moved by his story, they are flying him and his family to New York and New Jersey so he can meet the people who make the drinks, that keep him healthy.
"It's going to be big!" Exclaimed Jacob. "I'll have my head probably straight up to look at all the buildings."
He is already prepping for his debut speech.
"Hi my name is Jacob Aultice. I'm 12 years old and I have Cystic Fibrosis. Umm, that's all I've got so far," said Jacob.
Jacob drinks a shake at night called, "Boost." It is a high calorie drink that keeps him full while he sleeps. It is specially ordered through Nestle Health Science.