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30 DAYS/30 STORIES® 2021


September 16th


Jackson’s Story

At 18 months, our son Jackson was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was a sweet, lovable, and goofy boy, and Kayla and I loved every moment being his parents. During his 18-month battle with cancer, Jackson endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 2 bone marrow transplants, relapse, and experimental protocols to try and save him. At the same time, we did our best to ensure Jackson got to be a "normal" kid. He was gifted an amazing trip to Disney with his extended family, we went camping in his new trailer, and he spent a lot of time with his cousins, Lily and Piper. The memories we made together as a family are invaluable. He was active, full of life, and most importantly, happy. Unfortunately, things took a sudden turn for the worse and on July 12, 2019. Jackson passed away unexpectedly, just 3 weeks before his 3rd birthday.

PCFLV helped to support our family by providing gift cards to ease our financial burden, as well as the emotional support outlet provided through their bereavement program. Michelle and team do a phenomenal job and we're forever grateful for all they've done for our family.

Written by Jackson’s moms, Melissa and Kayla

Please consider donating in Jackson’s memory to support PCFLV's mission.

Please also consider helping local kids with cancer by donating blood at Miller-Keystone Blood Center:

If you would like to donate in Jackson’s honor

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