Fundraising efforts are underway for a Bowling Green baby who is one step closer to being able to see the world.
Eight-month-old Jackson Blackford was born blind from a rare eye condition known as optic-nerve hypoplasia. He is one of five children worldwide to be selected for a research study in China.
The study involves using umbilical cord stem cell injections taken from healthy, live babies' umbilical cords.
Jackson will begin his injections Oct. 16 and the family will be in China a little over three weeks.
The treatment and trip costs $60,000, none of which is covered by insurance.
If you would like to donate to the Jackson T. Blackford Fund, you may do so at any U.S. Bank.
There's also a large benefit sale for Jackson Sept. 6-8 at 6698 Nashville Rd.
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