The Joe Jackson Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and their families and to provide adaptive equipment throughout United States. This organization was created by Joe’s calling to primarily help inspire individuals disabled by SCI to continue living actively because there’s much to overcome despite the challenges they face and to fund JJF exciting programs. It is our mission to educate, enable, encourage, and empower individuals living with paralysis by:
1. Educate through mentoring, guidance and support for those affected by Spinal Cord Injury through peer to peer mentoring and our website.
2. Enable individuals to focus on living actively in various sport platforms through the JJF INDIVIDUAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP.
3. Encourage by involving SCI individuals to actively participate in the JJF key initiatives programs.
4. Empower individuals living with paralysis to live actively and strive for their dreams by providing sports adaptive equipment and some recreational equipment necessary to allow those living with paralysis to continue on living their dreams and accomplishing their goals.
Paralysis doesn't keep injured football player from being in middle of action. Mark Armijo The Arizona Republic Sept. 2, 2006 12:00 AM When Hamilton High School wide receiver Joe Jackson suffered a broken neck during practice last season, paralyzing him...read more
STILL A PART OF THE TEAM: Despite being paralyzed after breaking his neck in football practice last November, Joe Jackson will still be at every Hamilton game. Above: Andy Workman guides Jackson off the field. Hamilton's Joe Jackson stays positive, cheers on teammates...read more
Jackson, battling paralysis, on track to graduate in '07 Doug Carroll The Arizona Republic Mar. 29, 2006 12:00 AM Joe Jackson returned to class at Hamilton High School on Tuesday for the first time since breaking his neck in football practice last fall. A team...read more
Doug Carroll The Arizona Republic Feb. 12, 2006 12:00 AM Custom-made jerseys from members of the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Rattlers hang in the closet of Joe Jackson's room at Barrow Neurological Institute in central Phoenix. The walls are covered with the best...read more
Joe Jackson and Hamilton High English teacher Jessica Hogan study The Great Gatsby together during a Saturday session at Barrow Neurological Institute. Five teachers have been coming to the hospital to help Jackson keep up with his classes. Paralyzed Hamilton...read more
After three weeks of intensity care, one week of selective care and now starting the long road of intensive rehab, Joe Jackson and Hamilton High English teacher Jessica Hogan study The Great Gatsby together during a Saturday session at Barrow Neurological Institute....read more