Jackson was diagnosed with a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney when he was 15 months old. Between surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, his body took a beating. Fast forward 17 years and Jackson is cancer-free. He is incredibly lucky! Unfortunately, treatment came at a cost and he now faces long-term issues. Chemotherapy damaged his heart, lone kidney, and adult teeth. Radiation and surgery caused significant scar tissue that impacts his intestines and spine.
Despite it all, Jackson is a kind, joy-filled 18-year-old who loves ultimate Frisbee, basketball, sports statistics, learning about animals, and spending time with friends. THANK YOU to every St. Baldrick's supporter! Your time, effort, and donations are making a difference in the quest to find less toxic treatments and cures for children battling cancer. Thank you for joining Jackson in this fight.