Benefit for Bowling Green Baby

A benefit was held this weekend for six-month-old Jackson Blackford.

He is one of five children in the entire world to be selected for a research study in China to help correct his blindness.

"We're going because Jackson was born with a condition of his optic nerves called optic nerve hypoplasia. It's an underdevelopment of his optic nerve," Jackson's mother, Rachel Stayer said.

The study will use umbilical cord stem cells to help Jackson's sight.

This weekend a benefit at 6697 Nashville Road was held to help raise money to fund the trip.

The treatment and trip costs $60,000 dollars, 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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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