Meet Jackson! This 18-year-old is an inspiration to everyone he meets. Jackson’s biggest passion in life is basketball and received a collegiate scholarship in hopes to continue playing the game he loves at the next level.
Before Jackson had the opportunity to live out that dream, he was involved in a single car accident. As a result of the accident, Jackson spent months of his senior year in a coma and later emerged with a traumatic brain injury. However, Jackson did not give up and was determined to walk across the stage at his graduation. Through self motivation and support from his family and friends, Jackson accomplished this goal.
Currently, Jackson regularly attends physical therapy and fights daily to regain his communication skills and strength. Through all the adversity, Jackson aspires to use his story to help others by becoming a motivational speaker.
Jackson admires NBA players like Kevin Durant and Carter Irwin. These players remind Jackson of his own personal strength and continuous fight. Jackson’s ultimate sports dream will come true when he sees his role models play at a Brooklyn Net’s game!