Jackson Mac Beal passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. He was born July 29, 2009, to Robert Beal and Candice Chastain Beal at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He was a true warrior who has touched and blessed so many lives.

Jackson passed due to pulmonary hypertension from Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Even though he was born sick he was strong and able to look into his family’s eyes, grab onto their fingers, kick his feet, and even hold his first stuffed animal. In his 10 days on this earth he experienced so much love from his mommy and daddy, big brother, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles, and many others. He has taught us how precious life is, no matter how brief.

Jackson is survived by his parents, Robert Beal and Candice Chastain Beal of Brownwood; big brother, Tyler; paternal grandparents, Mike and Emily Permenter of Brownwood, Shirley Beal of Brownwood; maternal grandparents, Lori Chastain of Early, Doug and Jamie Chastain of Brownwood; paternal great-grandparents, Francis Richardson of Santa Anna, George and Eddie Leonard of Brownwood, Ed and Nan Creel of Trinidad; maternal great-grandparents, Grady and Pat Chastain of Brownwood, John and Sue West of Sulphur Springs; aunts, Amy Permenter of Weatherford, Hollie Chastain Lancaster of Brownwood, Jenna Chastain of Brownwood; uncles, Jon Permenter of Brownwood, Cade Chastain of Lubbock; cousins, Lillie, Cayde, Alyssa, Lainee, Ryder, Aidyn, Caygen; and many great-aunts and uncles and other extended family who were there through it all.

Jackson was greeted in Heaven with loving arms by his grandpa Davey Mac Beal.

He was also preceded in death by paternal great-grandpas Cecil Richardson and Bob Beal.

There will be a private funeral service held at the Davis Morris Funeral Home of Brownwood.

A Jackson Beal Memorial Fund has been set up at TexasBank in Brownwood.

Children with CDH must fight whether they live or die. Please visit http://beal-jackson.

blogspot.com to read about Jackson’s journey. To learn more about those affected by this condition, or to make contributions for the cause, visit www.the