Welcome to Jackson's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Your support and words of hope and encouragement are greatly appreciated. Thank you for visiting.
In just 16 years, this hockey phenomenon has touched lives all across North America. Know as the "Swan on Ice", Jackson Howell has been a treasured teammate to every organization that he has been a part of. More importantly, he is a beloved son, caring brother, loving grandson, witty nephew, and a heroic cousin.
On October 5th Jackson was doing what he loves most when he was injured during a hockey game and was taken to the hospital. While X-rays and a CT scan cleared him of any injuries due to the on-ice collision, the scan revealed a tumor in Jackson's brain. And an extensive MRI revealed an additional tumor in his brain and 2 more on his spine.
He has started his treatment plan and will be headed back to Idaho in the coming days to be near family and to heal.
If you know Jackson, he's a witty, brilliant being who will be just as successful on this journey as he is on the ice. He's got this. So do WE!