“A Father’s Love”

Jacko with his dad
Jacko with his dad

The whole nation fell in love with Jacko on 7’s Sunday Night program some 4 years ago. “His courage and determination are amazing,” said Chris Bath, program host.

When Jackson’s brain was starved of oxygen at birth, Doctors said he would never stand up, talk or walk. He had suffered severe brain damage, had quadriplegic cerebral palsy and would be disabled for life.

With the love and support of his father David, his primary carer, Jackson made progress. Dr Martin Kluckow said after three and a half years: “it’s a miracle that he has got this far.”

David said of his son: “He’s my mate. I’m going to make him better; we’re going to overcome this tragedy together.”

The challenge now is going to be the larger ongoing costs, providing therapy and housing for an independent future and opportunity to life. Medical bills alone amount to more than $60,000 per year.

Jackson’s ‘godfathers’ have established a charity Walk Talk Fly to look after their beloved boy and other children with Cerebral Palsy.

The LIONS CLUB of HORNSBY will be hosting Jacko and his father, David, on Tuesday 11 th April, 7 for 7.15 start. This hearty invitation is extended to all in the community. Please come along and be inspired.

If you would like to stay after our guest presentation, for dinner, the cost is $25.

RSVP is essential for correct seating, and the order of your meal which will be emailed for your choice a few days before, with venue. Enquiries: Ted Henebery 0414 806 840

LIONS CLUB of HORNSBY
TUESDAY 11th APRIL 2017 at 7pm
JACKO & DAVID KELEHER
Jacko and his dad were featured on
Channel 7 Sunday Night
Come and be inspired and see how you can help
Team Jacko
as a volunteer.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: hornsby@lionsclubssydney.org.au
FOR A TASTY DINNER ($25) call Pauline 0416 226 781, or Ted 0414 806 840

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