Jackson Health Foundation is the private fundraising arm of Jackson Health System (JHS), the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida. Established in 1991, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors committed to philanthropic activities that benefit the medical programs and services at JHS. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation helps to fill the gaps of major capital projects and programmatic needs that cannot be financed by public bond support.
Area highschooler Brookelynn, a talented dancer and easygoing teenager, noticed a funny "pins and needles" feeling on the left side of her face one day about a year ago. After visits to her eye doctor and dentist, she was referred to Holtz Children's Hospital to see a pediatric neurologist. There Brookelynn and her family were told that the minor fuzzy feeling was actually a large cyst putting pressure on her brain. If untreated, the cyst could continue to grow and put pressure on her brain as well as her eyes. The team at Holtz soon after her diagnosis performed a right-sided craniotomy. Brookelynn faced the surgery and recovery supported by her family's love and support and the caring staff at Holtz Children's. Today she is a thriving 14-year-old, enjoying school, dancing and spending time with her family.