About Us

In 2001, Christine and Stephen McSherry started 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 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 and shifted its primary focus to direct service programming for families impacted by Duchenne and other neuromuscular disorders. Jett Foundation has established one-of-a-kind direct service programs and educational activities that have a proven track record of influence and meets the needs of affected families from every city and town, regardless of location, financial situation, or capabilities.

Mission

Jett Foundation empowers people and families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy through the development of transformative programming, educational opportunities, and ongoing support for every stage of a Duchenne journey.

Eric Snyder,
Executive Director

Our Values

Empowerment

We believe that individuals and families impacted by Duchenne have the power to be their own best advocates. We’re here to help you get there.

Community

Our work is not possible without the support of our greater Duchenne community. We are in this together and can only tackle the challenges we face when united.

Family

We are here because family means everything to us. However you come to Jett Foundation, whether looking for assistance, attending an event, or offering your resources, you become part of our family.

Tenacity

Persistence and resolve are what got us here. We will not stop until each family we meet gets the support they need and the strength they need to fight Duchenne with us.

Integrity

We conduct our work honestly, transparently, and ethically. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards so that we can focus on those we serve.

Meet the Team

Get to know our Jett Foundation staff!

Our Partners

Through our partners’ generosity and the enthusiasm and commitment of their staff, we’re able to reach more people and families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy across the USA.

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Latest Impact Report

Recent Blog Posts

July 26, 2022
“We moved to Colorado four months ago because my husband got a job with housing on a ranch. Then we were told the ranch was being sold, and we had only a few days days to move,” says Gail Neal.
May 19, 2022
“As a parent of a son living with Duchenne, the mission of my wife and myself is to do whatever we can to help our son enjoy every moment of life,” says Todd.
April 13, 2022
A Connecticut father reached out to Jett Foundation for assistance with putting food on the table for his family. Jason is a proud father of two boys. His son, Justin (12), was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at just 18-months-old.