Grinch helps transform Stafford Co. home into Whoville for terminally ill kindergartener

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (7News) — A Stafford County home turned into Whoville Friday to bring a smile to a 6-year-old boy battling a horrible disease.

Liam Jackson, a kindergartener at Falmouth Elementary School, is terminally ill and diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy (ADL). Liam’s mom, Maddie, said in a Facebook post that her son was given only five years to live, and that doctors believe it may be even shorter.

But thanks to family, friends and an organization called Ellie’s Elves, Liam spent Friday diving into the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.

Liam even got a visit from The Grinch, himself!

Falmouth Elementary School is partnering with Ellie’s Elves to host a Fiesta Fundraiser for the Jackson family on Friday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at Stafford High School. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and live music.

The community may also support the family by providing meals and other services.

The family asks the community for their continued prayers.