A local family of five and a Johnson City Police officer needs our help getting their young son healthy.

Jackson Vandermark, 4 years old, suffers from Shone's syndrome. Shone's is a very rare type of congenital heart disease. The disease has left Jackson with four left-side heart defects and is now suffering from heart failure and will need a new heart.

Jackson's parents, Jay and Lisa, now split time between the Southern Tier and NYC. Jackson has been admitted to a Big Apple hospital and is awaiting a heart donor. His family must split time at home and NYC.

Jackson's father is currently a police officer in Johnson City and is new to the force. His vacation time is limited so the Johnson City Police Department family is gearing up to raise much-needed funds for the family.

According to the Jackson Vandermark Benefit Fund GoFundMe Page:

Funds will be used to help cover costs of the frequent travels between home and NYC, lodging, parking, meals, and to support the Vandermark Family during this extended time that their family is split between home and the NYC hospital.

You can help the Vandermark family by donating to Jackson's GoFundMe campaign here.