The Jett Foundation was founded with the mission of raising awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and improving the lives of those affected by Duchenne and other neuromuscular diseases.
2018-Up, Up and Away Day
The summer of 2018 was the 10th anniversary of Camp Promise-West in Washington State. An accessible hot air ballooning event marked this momentous occasion. Jett Foundation worked with Reach 4 The Stars (R4TS), a nonprofit organization that pilots hot air balloons with wheelchair accessible passenger baskets. Every camper had the opportunity to go up into the hot air balloon.
Jett Foundation’s Camp Promise provides a barrier-free, week-long overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with Muscular Dystrophy or select neuromuscular diseases. Dralla Day is a half day of cycling and a half day of archery during camp, both physical activities for which campers require specialized and adaptive equipment. We hope that campers not only have an unforgettable experience trying out these new and exciting pieces of adaptive equipment but that they enjoy it enough to pursue it further after camp.