After receiving some devastating news about his only, young son, this Dad has gone to incredible lengths to make sure his son will be remembered forever.
When little Jackson Garwood was first diagnosed with a fatal condition called KRABBE disease, he was just a mere nine months old.
Darren, who is a site inspector from Tilbury, Essex, UK, wanted to make 100% sure that his son would never be forgotten, and so set out to write superhero stories about his super son, who he fondly refers to as “Jackson Superhero”. To this day, he has now written and published 10 books!
Dad Darren himself said:
“Our lives came crashing down when Jackson was diagnosed, I tried to blank it all out.
We were told he was only supposed to live until he was two.
I wanted to stop thinking, I wanted to sleep and never wake up.
But my wife, Rebecca made me realize – all Jackson has is us, and I needed to be there.”
Jackson’s harrowing condition has caused his nervous system to completely degenerate and the symptoms of this include irritability, choking, seizures and not to mention a loss of both developmental and motor skills. There is often also signs of blindness, paralysis, weight loss, and unexplained fevers. All in all, a truly, truly awful disease to suffer.
Jackson was born in August of 2014 and was developing normally up until he reached the age of nine months, which is when he stopped hitting his milestones and lost all ability to complete previously learned skills – such as being able to feed himself and picking up his own dummy himself.