Jake Davis is a 19-year-old kid from San Clemente, CA. He’s the brother of Luke Davis and a slayer of waves -- a professional one. He also suffers from a severe medical condition known as AVM (Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation).
Jake gives you the skinny on his story in an Instagram post below. Up above, you’ll see a few clips from the last time Jake was able to surf. And right here, you can donate to his cause. If you’re in any position to give, we highly encourage it.
The past 8 months I've been suffering major chronic low back pain then it started going into my upper back into my neck, it's been the most horrific situation being a healthy 19 year old going through something like this. The symptoms have been beyond horrible past the point of being sane, going to 5 different surgeons not finding the solution has been so scary especially with my symptoms getting worse & worse everyday. But God found the right person for me his name is Dr. Robert Bray. He found that I have Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) which is a rare, abnormal tangle of blood vessels on, in or near the spinal cord. Untreated, spinal AVM can permanently damage your spinal cord. It's a super heavy situation I've been put in & without Jesus Christ, Family and my girl friend I wouldn't have been able to make it this far. Tomorrow morning 03-21-16 I will be having my emergency spinal surgery. God has humbled me beyond what I thought was possible & I'm truly blessed. Please pray & give positive vibes that I get through this safe 🙏🏽