Welcome to The Jackson Project

The Jackson Project is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) public charity formed in the State of Texas in 2014. The organization is formed in honor of Jackson Wallace, affectionately known as J-Bird, who fought a fatal form of Leukodystrophy called Krabbe Disease.

The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families affected by Leukodystrophy by:

-Financially supporting families in obtaining equipment or services they need to best care for those affected.

-Raising awareness about Krabbe, other Leukodystrophies, and the critical role of Newborn Screening.

-Partnering with the Leukodystrophy Care Network which aims to revolutionize the health and quality of life of individuals affected with proactive, innovative, and comprehensive medical care standards and specialized centers of excellence

Please take a few minutes while you are here to learn more about Krabbe and other Leukodystrophies, how the diseases impact affected patients, and the critical role that early diagnosis through newborn screening plays.  These are rare genetic disorders, and your voice is a powerful tool in raising awareness.

Your support for The Jackson Project is benefiting families Leukodystrophy families across the country.  Please check back often for latest news and progress updates.  Thanks for visiting!

The Jackson Project

  • Who we are

    Find out more about mission of The Jackson Project.

  • Meet Jackson

    The Jackson Project was brought to life in honor of Jackson Wallace, affectionately known as J-Bird, who is fighting a fatal form of Leukodystrophy called Krabbe Disease. Learn more about Jackson’s journey.

  • Leukodystrophy

    Find out more about Leukodystrophy, as well as the 40 currently known types.

  • Krabbe Disease

    Find out more about the rare genetic disorder called Krabbe Disease (pronounced “crab-AY”), a part of a group of disorders known as Leukodystrophy.

  • Newborn Sceening

    Lean about the critical role that newborn screening plays in detecting and treating Leukodystrophies in time to prevent irreversible damage and even death. Newborn screening varies by state, we want to make sure every parent is provided the opportunity to make fully informed decisions around their child’s newborn screening.

  • Events

    Our goal is that every Jackson Project event provides people an enjoyable way to be involved in bringing attention to these rare disorders while learning important, potentially life saving, information. We hope that members of our community, and beyond, are empowered to carry this message far and wide.

  • Donate

    All proceeds raised through events are put towards the organization’s mission of supporting families affected by these devastating disorders, advocating for expanded newborn screening, and helping to fund research for a cure.

The Jackson Project is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible.
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Content on this site is not intended to be used as medical advice in the diagnosis or treatment of any condition and is for informational purposes only. Please seek a medical professional if you have questions or health concerns.

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