CHICAGO - "Hi, I'm Jackson. On February 19, 2011, when I was 8 years old, I had a stroke. Through lots of hard work and the help of my family and friends, I keep improving. I've done some really exciting things lately that I'm going to be sharing here," thus begins Oakwood, Illinois' Jackson Cunningham's Facebook page this morning.
He's the young man that struck up a pen pal friendship with Illinois' Senator Mark Kirk. Their letters, and their friendship is featured in the latest edition of People Magazine on store shelves Friday.