CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- A Fulton County family gets a helping hand to help pay their medical bills for a toddler suffering from a rare skin disease.
Jackson Baldwin, or Baby Jax as he is well known, suffers from a rare skin disease called Epidermolis Bullosa. It causes pain similar to third-degree burns.
Jax had a bone marrow transplant in Minnesota last July, but there is no cure for his condition.
A bowl-a-thon in Clifton Park over the weekend helped raise money for the family's medical bills.
Grandmother Cindy Valik said, "He still has a lot of issues. He's at Albany Med right now, and some of the stuff isn't covered, so we're trying to cover the stuff that's not. He has to go to Minnesota at least three times a year, and that's not covered. So we have to foot that bill. So we're trying to do everything we can to get Jackson what he needs."
Jax still needs to get three platelet transfusions a week.
If you'd like to donate platelets, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find the location closest to you and tell them you are donating in honor of Jax.