In March 2013, Jack’s family received his Down syndrome diagnosis at birth, in an abrupt and assumptive way, and received no information about the genetic condition. Processing an unexpected diagnosis was overwhelming and daunting to them as new parents. They found their best resource and encouragement was connecting with other parents raising a child with Down syndrome. After a year of finding the joy in the unexpected, Jack’s family wanted to celebrate his life by bringing hope and encouragement to another family starting their journey. In March 2014, Jack’s family delivered their first Jack’s Basket at the same hospital in Minnesota where Jack was born. Since 2014, Jack’s Basket has
celebrated nearly 1,500 babies in 47 states and 11 countries by providing families with gifts, support, and up-to-date resources.