Olive Garden treats 10-year-old with inoperable brain tumor - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Olive Garden treats 10-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

Jacob Perez celebrated his 10th birthday at Olive Garden Saturday. Jacob Perez celebrated his 10th birthday at Olive Garden Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Valley boy battling an inoperable brain tumor received a big surprise for his birthday Saturday.

Jacob Perez, 10, celebrated his special day in style. The manager at the Olive Garden restaurant on University Drive in Huntsville heard about Jacob's story and wanted to help make his birthday one he will never forget.

Manager, Ralph Douglas treated Jacob's entire family to a limo ride to the restaurant and decorated inside of the building for his party.

Jacob's parents said they are glad to spend what time they have left with him.

"Jacob is a very special child, not only is he autistic, but he was diagnosed three years ago at the age of seven with a brain tumor we've been battling for three years, he's never been in remission, and we've gotten some bad news recently, the tumor after radiation had grown seven centimeters so this birthday was very special to us," said Angela Perez, his mother.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Eric: Rain starting to move back into the Valley

    Eric: Rain starting to move back into the Valley

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:36 PM EST2018-02-18 22:36:39 GMT

    Cloud cover will continue to move in this evening with light, scattered rain showers expected through the night. 

    More >>

    Cloud cover will continue to move in this evening with light, scattered rain showers expected through the night. 

    More >>
  • 4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-16 21:45:50 GMT
    Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>
  • 2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:54 GMT

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly