For the next three months, our agency will continue making a difference for families in our community by focusing on a 5-year-old boy who has already been through so much in such a short time. Christian Jackson was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1), which is a disorder that causes a number of abnormalities including tumors to grow on his nerves and skin. After undergoing surgery to have a cancerous tumor removed from his head a month ago, he was hit by a car while crossing the street on his way home from school on the 19th of December. Now in critical condition in the ICU at Children’s Hospital, he has internal bleeding and has undergone two blood transfusions as well as suffered a skull fracture, bleeding and swelling in his brain, broken ribs, two collapsed lungs, chest tubes, a jaw fracture and nerve damage to his mouth. With high fevers and breathing through a ventilator, Christian and his family are in need of our help. Christian’s next few months will be focusing on learning how to walk, talk, eat and drink. We are so grateful that Christian is strong but are asking for your prayers and help for his family.