A Former Patient Joins the Staff
Jasmine Jackson is a twenty-nine-year-old preschool teacher in Dallas who was born with syndromal craniosynostosis. She’s endured sixteen reconstructive surgeries—each one performed by Dr. Salyer. She has recently joined the WorldCF as our new patient coordinator, and we think she’s a perfect fit for the job.
When Jasmine was born, her parents learned that many children are born with a craniofacial abnormality—about one in five hundred, in fact. Craniosynostosis was simply part of who God intended her to be, as Jasmine sees it. Today, a passion burns inside her to support other children facing life with the challenges that come with craniofacial abnormalities. She’s created an organization she named Butterfly Champions—because the butterfly is the WorldCF’s symbol of renewal, and because everyone who makes the most of these challenges is a champion, she believes. There is a huge need for support of every kind for children suffering from craniofacial abnormalities, and Jasmine invites you to help by lending us a hand in any way you can. Remember that without the work of the WorldCF, many young people born like Jasmine was must live with shame, rejection, and little hope throughout their lives.