NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Robin Posnack does not complain when her 13-year-old son spends time playing video games.
Unlike many parents, she encourages it because her son, Jack, was born with a rare genetic condition, which affects his autonomic nervous system meaning he can't do things other children do.
Friends in the virtual world have helped Jack build friendships that are sometimes difficult in real life.
His condition- familial dysautonomia- primarily affects some Eastern European Jews. Jack can't run, drink or eat but when he plays Fortnite the playing field is leveled.
The virtual world has given Jack the power to help others through the Jack Pack. They meet almost every Sunday to livestream Fortnite. They embark on an hour long adventure of inclusion and acceptance.
Jack lost his father five years ago, a tragedy that has further galvanized the family.
They are paying it forward by giving away an entire gaming console. Jack wants anyone who is struggling to submit their person stories on his website, JackAttackLTPF.com. He will read the entries and pick a winner in August.