In many ways, my son, Jackson is a typical eight-year-old boy who loves Elmo and ice cream. But in other ways, he is anything but typical. He was born with Down syndrome and he's also a cancer survivor.
In 2010, when Jackson was just a toddler, he was diagnosed with leukemia. The diagnosis seemed insurmountable. He spent more than 150 long nights in the hospital, but his spirit and will to live is relentless. He has been off treatment and cancer free since September 2015.
This past year, Jackson was featured as a young hero in our partnership with Burlington.