Jack Harter was 6 years old.
Jack Harter, a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Madison who loved animals and for whom the community rallied to raise money so he could have a service dog, died last week in his sleep. The 6-year-old borough resident, who played a shepherd in the church's Christmas pageant this year, had an incurable disease that left him with little mobility and no way to consistently communicate. His funeral is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the church. The Rev. Lauren Ackland shared news of Jack's death with the parish and her message was posted on the church's Facebook page Friday: Little Jack Harter died peacefully in his sleep sometime last night. His death, while inevitable because of his incurable disease (connatal Pelizaeus-Merzbacher) was not …
Grace Church trying to raise money for a service dog for 6-year-old Jack Harter.
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- Jake Remaly
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sales have been brisk for Jack's Homemade Dog Biscuits. Children at Grace Episcopal Church made hundreds of the dog biscuits and are selling them at $5 a bag to raise money to get a service dog for Jack Harter, a 6-year-old Madison boy who has a disease that leaves him with little mobility and no way to consistently communicate. The dog biscuits will be on sale at the Downtown Concert Series on Friday and at Bottle Hill Day. The son of Central Avenue residents, Grace parishioners and Chatham High School graduates Katie and Doug Harter, Jack has an incurable disease called connatal Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease. Students in Grace Gives Back, a service group of fourth- through 10th-graders at the church, and Grace Gives Jr., for preschool …