September 12, 2008
Can You Help A 9 Year Old Boy?

Brett Jackson is a 9 year old boy. He could read and add triple digit numbers together before he entered kindergarten. He has a loving family. In May of this year, he woke up in the night with a bad headache and started vomiting. Since then, he has deteriorated to the point where he can no longer walk or talk. He has lost 30 lbs in the last 3 months. He has a rare and terminal condition called Neurocutaneous Melanosis with malignancy.

HOWEVER, there is a new drug/treatment being tested, which costs $100,000, which shows promise in putting this into remission. And then not only would this 9 year old boy live a little longer, but perhaps there would be a cure for this disease when it came back. Joe, Brett's dad, is asking everyone who reads about Brett's story to donate $1. It was listed on Fark and while I write this, the donations are up to just over $30,000. But Brett's not doing well, and the hospital won't start the treatment until all the money is in hand. If you have a dollar, please donate. If you know of another way to get this story out to the media, please do so. What parent wouldn't do anything to have just one more day, one more hour, with a beloved child? Let's help Brett's parents. If you can't donate, please pray for them, and for their little boy.

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