Two-year-old Jackson Guernsey recently got a chance to pet his favorite animals and walk with them at Hidden Valley Farms, reports CBS Philly.
Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jackson and his family came to the Glen Mills farms for a very special Saturday.
Jackson has a rare gene abnormality known as leukodystrophy that affects the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
“Considering what’s happened, he’s still happy all the time,” said Jackson’s mother, Courtney Guernsey.
The condition is hereditary. One day six-months ago, Jackson woke up and was unable to stand.
“It’s really rare to find someone that also carries it. So for me to be a carrier and his dad to be a carrier is just unheard of,” said Jackson’s mom.
“There’s no prognoses and no real length of time to know what his abilities will be and what they won’t be,” said Jackson’s grandmother, Casey Guernsey.
So Saturday was a day for the young boy to do what he loves and for a mother to see her son smile.
Saturday gave the Guernsey’s a chance to forget about all the daily struggles, the hospital and give him a chance to be a kid.
See video of Jackson’s visit here.