Viewers have been touched by the story of Jackson, who has Cerebral Palsy, and they tuned in to Sunday Night to see an update on his fight against the affliction. Jackson Keleher is an Australian child who doctors said would never walk, talk or even stand but who has just taken his first steps without the aid of a walker.
Jackson's Godfathers set up charitable organisation Walk, Talk, Fly to help Jackson Keleher & other children with Cerebral Palsy.
In 2012 Chris Bath became Jackson’s nominated Charity ambassador. Chris Bath said "The whole nation fell in love with Jacko on Sunday Night. His courage & determination are amazing. I'm backing him, like the rest of Australia, to one day walk, talk, fly but we need to help Jackson so he can keep conquering disability. Our challenge is to meet the ongoing costs of therapy & care as he grows up, & give him appropriate housing so he can enjoy an independent future."
Jacksons dad, David has put his career as a designer on hold and moved back in with his parents to provide full time care. The government assistance is only $57 a week but medical bills alone amount to more than $60,000 a year. By the time Jackson reaches 18, therapy and care will have cost David more than 1.2 million, and he says it is worth every penny.
If you wish to make a donation to assist the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy, we welcome your donation.
Walk Talk Fly Pty Ltd, The Jackson Keleher Cerebral Palsy Fund.