After a battling a life-threatening illness, one little boy has found a special way to say thank you to the people who helped save his life.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A western new york family is looking to give back to everyone who helped their son battle a rare auto-immune disease.
6-year-old Jackson was diagnosed with JM or Juvenile Myositis a life-threatening auto-immune disease.
The condition causes his immune system to overreact, even attacking his own blood vessles and muscles, cutting off oxygen and causing a rash all over his body.
Little Jackson spent three years in treatment and it hasn't been easy.
"It's a really rough course of treatment," said Jackson's mom. "Steroids, high doses of steroids, IVIG, chemotherapy, he was on about 14 different medications and received threee different IVs."
Through it all, doctors and nurses at Buffalo's Women and Children's hospital, and people with the "Cure JM Foundation" supported the family.
Now, Jackson is considered a miracle child, so the family is hosting a raffle to raise money for the hospital and the foundation.
They're teaming-up with American Eagle Fireplace and Plysets to raffle off the incredible playground you see above.
Tickets are $25 dollars a piece, to learn more, click here.