Marcy White

Caregiver, advocate

Marcy White enjoyed a career in the investment industry until her son Jacob was born in 2002. Her academic degrees (BSc, MSW, and MBA) did not prepare her for caring for Jacob, who was born with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD). Since Jacob’s diagnosis at 10 months old, she has been an outspoken advocate for her son and furthering PMD research to help find a cure. She has published many articles about Jacob that have appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post, and is the author of The Boy Who Can: The Jacob Trossman Story. Marcy lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband Andrew, their three children, Jacob, Sierra and Jamie, and as many dogs as her family will tolerate.