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SJ5K Family Preview – Jaxson Creedon
March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
88.1 the Park’s News Director, Emma Johnston will interview West Middle School Choir Teacher, Janine Grady-Creedon. Her son Jaxson is one of the 2021 beneficiaries for the SJ5K. Listen to 88.1 the Park Friday March 19, at 5:00 p.m. for the interview and music selected by the SJ5K team.
Jaxson was born a month premature, with 3 holes in his heart as well as Down’s Syndrome. While the doctors knew he would have Down’s Syndrome, they were unaware about any heart problems until he was born. He spent his first three and half weeks in the NICU. When he could finally go home, he needed an oxygen tank. Jaxson had heart surgery in September to fix the holes, and he is now in recovery. However, he still faces developmental challenges that come with having Down’s Syndrome, such as not being able to crawl yet. For his parents, “the fear of the unknown” can be especially hard to come to terms with.
You can find out more about the families benefiting from this year’s run at SJ5K.org.