In March 2018, 18-year-old Jack received the news that he had a rare blood disorder. This essentially meant that his body had stopped producing enough red blood cells, making him vulnerable to infections and uncontrollable bleeding.
When deciding on his wish, he realized that with the holidays coming up amid the global pandemic, there were many who would be unable to provide gifts for their families. He used his wish to provide toys to underprivileged children.
In early December 2020, Jack went on a shopping spree at Target to pick out toys for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Explorer Christmas Project. The goal of this project is to provide assistance to families that have experienced emergency situations during the holiday season. He chose to work with a local organization so that he could personally deliver the toys himself.
In such an uncertain time of his own life, Jack chose to bring joy and hope to others. He chose to wish it forward and share the healing and inspiration that comes from a wish with his community!