About the Author


Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz is the co- founder of Jacob's Ladder (Canadian Foundation for Control of Neurodegenerative disease), author of "Lessons From Jacob", an inspirational public speaker for the Canadian National Bureau of Speakers and an elementary teacher of 16 years.

She was recently named one of More Magazine's "Canadian Top 40 over 40". In April Ellen will be honored "A Woman of Action" by Israel Cancer Research Fund.

Ellen lives in Toronto with her husband Jeff and three children Jacob, Beverly and Ben.


Eyes Wide Open

Our disabled son has taught me to embrace the simple and everyday beauty of life.

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