Jackson has been through so much in his short life and, at only 12 years old, he is an inspiration to everyone he meets. When he was 1 year old, Jackson developed acute fulminant liver failure and was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where
he was placed at the very top of the transplant list. Unfortunately, there were not any organs available and, with over 90% of his liver cells being dead, his Doctors estimated he would not live more than two days. Jackson’s parents were immediately tested to be living donors and, with his Mom being the closest match, they performed the transplant the very next morning – March 8th, 2006. It was a long and hard recovery for Jackson, he had to learn how to crawl and walk all over again, but he did it all with a smile on his face and never gave up the fight.