Bert’s Quality Provisions’ Commitment to Philanthropy
The “Bert” tradition continues into the fifth generation with the October 2017 birth of our son Jackson Bert. At 21 weeks, my wife Jazmin and I were made aware that Jackson had a severe congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and would be born with a significantly underdeveloped heart. In Jackson’s first year of life he had two reconstructive open heart surgeries and spent 100+ days in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Jackson has been the ultimate blessing to our family and his strength, resiliency and determination to persevere and survive has been our greatest gift. Jackson is currently doing very well, but has a future additional open heart surgery and an unknown road ahead. Our family’s medical journey has not been easy, but with our faith as a foundation and our family as a priority, we take each day we are given with great gratitude of our blessings. In honor of Jackson and other children and families facing complicated cardiovascular anomalies, Bert’s Quality Provisions donates a share of proceeds to pediatric congenital heart charities.