The Final Pre-Op!

The days of fun in the sun, adventures and feeling the freedom of summer are making their way behind me. I am grateful for all the moments my family and friends have gifted me. I’ve been able to do so many things that I never thought were possible, and it is not lost on me that many people never have the chance to experience much – or any – of what I have in the past few weeks.

Thank you all for helping my parents make these things possible for me.

Now, for the scary part…

Today I asked Mom if we were off to fix my head. She assured me that today was not that day. That we were doing some last minute testing, taking another picture of my head and speaking with someone. So, that’s what we did.

CT Scan Pre-OpCT Scan Pre-Op

CT Scan Pre-Op

Tomorrow, the hard work begins.

16 Responses to The Final Pre-Op!

  1. Kim says:

    Jackson,
    I’m so glad you got to have so much fun!

    While you are getting better, you can look at the pictures and then you’ll work really hard so you can get better and have lots more fun for a long time!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Love you Jackson. We are saying prayers for you and your family and know that you’ll be ready for some more fun soon! We love you so much!

    -Aunt Kimberly and Uncle Matt

  3. Paula Cole says:

    Jackson, you are so brave, God bless! I would have fainted in that MRI machine. My prayers are with you for tomorrow.
    Hugs!
    Paula

  4. jerri and mango says:

    we are praying for you and your family, you sweet, beautiful boy!

  5. Brooke says:

    Hi Jackson! So glad you and your family were able to share many great adventures over the last few weeks. Be strong and stay tough tomorrow. There are TONS of people praying for you, your family, and the doctors and nurses that will be taking good care of you in the upcoming days. Thank you SO much for sharing your journey with all of us. You are a remarkable young man, and I feel fortunate to get to know you through the stories your wonderful parents share.

  6. Kristen says:

    Dearest Jackson- you are one amazing guy! You know what my favorite part about you is? My favorite part is your smile! You make the world around you light up when you grin! Thanks for sharing it with me and so many others. You and your family will be in our prayers-even more so tomorrow than you have been. We can’t wait to see your smiling face again soon!

    Love,
    Ms. Kristen and family

  7. Lissa says:

    Jackson we love you! Tomorrow will be a tough day for everyone, but it is the beginning of change for you. We love you and your family! Lots of prayers being said for you all.

    Love

    Cousin Lissa, Chris and Rowan

  8. Liz S says:

    Jackson, we are sending prayers, love, hugs and lots of happy thoughts to you and your family. You are indeed a very brave boy.
    Best Wishes,
    The Swarthout Family

  9. He looks so brave in those pictures! Prayers for you guys today!!

  10. Jenny says:

    Praying for you, Jackson!

  11. Betsy says:

    Hi Jackson! =) We are new friends who have just read about you and your journey! We will be praying for you and your family during your surgery and recovery! Looking forward to hearing how GREAT your surgery goes, and hearing that you’ve been healed from having to deal with any more annoying seizures!!! =)

  12. Valerie Lober says:

    Dear Gina, Chad,and children, especially Jackson:

    I am the daughter of your Aunt Evelyn (Uncle John’s widow)who has visited you many times. On behalf of my mother, and myself, I wish to tell you that we LOVE you. Our hearts ache that Jackson is having to have this HUGE surgery. At the same time, we know that God has a profound love for Jackson, and he will be with Jackson, as well as you, every step of the way. I believe that he will hold you steady.
    Love, Valerie Lober

  13. Peg Pickering says:

    I know your surgery will go well and the future will be filled with good things. Praying for God’s blessings on you and your family. Love, Peg

  14. Eileen Nielsen says:

    Not only are you HANDSOME you are very BRAVE! I am asking God to heal you completely and strengthen your parents.

  15. Eileen Nielsen says:

    Not only are you a very HANDSOME boy, but a very BRAVE boy also. I am asking God to heal you completely and to strengthen your parents.

  16. Jim Lynch says:

    Hey guys,
    The Lynch family is hoping and praying for a quick recovery. This story brings me back to some tough times in my daughter Haley’s life. There are challenges before you that not many can comprehend. Chad, stay strong brother. We will continue to pray for the success of this surgery. Tiff (my wife) and I just got ourselves updated on Jackson’s Journey. I do not get on Facebook much but am sorry to have missed the fundraiser. It would have been nice to meet your family I will keep a better watch on the journey and stay in prayer for Jackson and the family.
    Jim and Tiffany Lynch

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