Carrie and Terry Meghie always thought their son, Jackson, would live a long and healthy life. Sadly, the Meghie’s precious baby did not live to see his first birthday. Because of a chronic lung condition, Jackson spent all but 48 hours of his life in the NICU, the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill or premature newborns. He passed away in his mother’s arms while holding his father’s hand on September 7, 2012 – just shy of 10 months old.
After Jackson’s death, Carrie and Terry asked themselves what they could do to help other families with children in the NICU. The answer was immediate: ease the burden of the astounding parking fees that are preventing to many families from visiting their children.
Carrie and Terry created Jackson Chance Foundation and the NICU Transportation Program to ensure that the financial burden of parking and transportation never stands in the way of any parent being with their child in the NICU.