They said she was blind, deaf, severely retarded and belonged in an institution.
"Anyone heard those words? And what do you do? You go with your heart, right," Jackson said.
Jackson later welcomed Crystal's sister, Sue-Ann, into her home. Sue-Ann is another child whose potential was limited by alcohol-- alcohol that eventually killed their mother.
It's a story like so many others, with alcohol and all the suffering it causes as the common denominator.
"Four generations ago, the first family member became addicted to alcohol," Morgan said.
Four generations caught in a cycle that brought children into the world with damage from alcohol.
"It's not just my family. It's families all over," the teen says.
"What we see in clinic are several generations of broken homes; several generations of women who have had kids with FAS, who couldn't take care of them, who put those kids in other people's homes. Some of whom go on to have alcoholism themselves anyway, and fetal alcohol themselves, too, and eventually become moms in a second generation," Dr. Sterling Clarren said.
Clarren is the scientific director at the Canada Northwest FASD Research Network and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington
For decades, Clarren has traveled to Alaska to help diagnose children with FASD, a process that requires him to understand their family histories.
"What is the danger to society to not recognize that a significant minority of your folks are brain damaged, and that these brain damaged people are making more brain damaged people?" Clarren asked.
"Yeah, I'm struggling, but my mother is struggling as well, So we're both victims. My father is a victim," Morgan said.
His mother and father are both alcoholics and although there's been no official diagnosis, it's likely both are fetal alcohol affected-- possibly their grandparents too.
Morgan was taken away from his mother at birth.
His father tried to raise him but was not really capable of providing a home.
"It was a hostile environment. Not only because of the alcohol and drug exposure, but he was mentally and physically abusive," he said.
"I chose my friends by the people who had food. By the people who had parents that were happy to take me in any time I needed shelter, even if I showed up in the middle of the night and asked if I could stay there," Morgan said.
"Because of my disabilities, I was always made fun of. I was a little guy. When I moved out of Juneau at 14, I was only 100 pounds, I was little, and that made me prone to be bullied," he said.
"You're having trouble academically; you're having trouble socially, and you're having trouble in all areas of life and you're just not fitting in. You see and feel the world as you are inferior."
Although Juneau is rich in natural beauty, it can be a cold place to someone who has lost one of life's greatest treasures: A happy childhood.
But daybreak came when Morgan was officially diagnosed with FASD.
"It's like a thousand pounds is lifted off your shoulders, because now you know you're not stupid," he said of the diagnosis.
Things also looked up when he was taken in by a family in the Lower 48 which has helped him learn to manage his disabilities and discover the Native American flute.
The flute has helped Morgan find his voice: He's recorded a CD and travels the country, performing with well-known Native American artists and sharing his story.
"It's made me who I am. And it has taught me a lot of lessons I would have not learned otherwise," he said.
As for the woman who gave him the gift of life, he has no bitterness.
"I want you to think of my mom as just another person. She is as much a person as everybody else," Morgan said.