Jackson John was born on Tuesday, September 12, around 9:30 am, to Jacob, Sara, and big sister Molly. He weighed 6 lbs and 8 ozs and is 18" long. Jackson was born with a heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (click to read about HLHS). Jackson's first heart surgery was on Tuesday, September 19, at 1 week old.
My name is Jessica, and I am Jacob's "oldest cousin." I wanted to do something to help, not necessarily with paying for the surgeries and hospital stays (he will spend at least his first month in the hospital), but with the little things. My cousin, Jacob, his wife, Sara, and their daughter Molly, will of course want to spend as much time as possible at the hospital with Jackson, and I'm hoping to be able to help them by taking away some worries so they can focus their attention on their son.
I am setting up any fundraising ideas I can come up with, and everything will be on this site.