Jett FoundationThe mission of The Jett Foundation is to extend and enrich the lives of individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

In 2001, Christine and Stephen McSherry started the Jett Foundation after learning the devastating news that their then five-year-old son Jett had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The McSherry family was determined to save Jett and the thousands of boys like him by establishing a foundation dedicated to funding DMD research that will ultimately cure this deadly disease.

Since then, Jett Foundation’s efforts have raised over $16 million dollars for promising biomedical Duchenne research. In addition to research, Jett Foundation has established one-of-a-kind direct service programs, and education activities that have a proven track record of influence and connect with and meet the needs of affected families from every city and town regardless of location, financial situation, or capabilities.

They offer these three programs:

  • Jett Family Fund: Assisting families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy in purchasing unaffordable, but vital medical and accessibility equipment.
  • Camp Promise: A free, week-long camp for kids, teens, and adults with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Jetting for Success: Get involved as a participant or volunteer in our college coaching and career mentoring program, Jetting for Success.
    Learn more about each program and how to apply at

Check out this video about the Jett Foundation!

* All information in this post is current as of March 16, 2019. Please visit the funder’s website for most up to date criteria and application details.