Jack Wesley Shores was born in the evening of June 7, 2011, to Lance and Kimberly Shores at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He came into this world with challenges that most individuals could not even comprehend enduring. Even in the midst of his challenges, Jack’s blue eyes and smile radiated joy and a love for living each day. Those whom he came into contact with seemed to fall in love with him almost immediately. He developed a passion for puzzles and problem solving as a toddler. Sorting things from one pile to another in various type of categories. Sorting became stacking, stacking became puzzles, and puzzles became building. His favorite hobbies included his magnetic building tiles, Legos and playdough (which he would roll into tiny little balls that would get everywhere). He was a hard worker in school and in his physical, occupational and speech therapies. He was mostly left handed, but when that hand got tired, he would just switch. That’s pretty much a super power. He received character awards from school three times and was a joy to all his teachers. His laugh was infectious, and he comprehended more than he could articulate. He taught his father how to be smarter than a ninja. He taught his mother to not be afraid of dogs. He taught Lili that it is possible to watch a Disney movie too many times (examples include but not limited to Frozen, Nightmare Before Christmas and Lion King). He taught Kara that you can have a good time even if you don’t know what to say or do. He taught Sidney how to be a best friend. He taught Lucas to love Legos. Most of all, Jack taught us all to just love each other and live with never-ending joy.