By Jenna Glatzer
It begun with an easy query: How will we aid them? It grew to become a world circulate referred to as NEGU: by no means Ever surrender. whilst Jessica pleasure Rees used to be clinically determined with an inoperable mind tumor at age eleven, she selected to concentration now not on herself yet on bringing pleasure and desire to different little ones struggling with cancer.
During the 10 months she battled melanoma, she and her kinfolk labored within the “Joy manufacturing facility” (originally their storage) making JoyJars®―packages choked with toys, video games, and love for different teenagers with melanoma. Jessie first passed them out in my view on the medical institution the place she used to be being handled, however the attempt blossomed quick and there have been quickly hundreds of thousands of JoyJars® being disbursed around the usa and to over fifteen nations. this day, greater than 100,000 youngsters have bought JoyJars®, and so they proceed delivery each one week to young ones in over two hundred children’s hospitals and one hundred seventy five Ronald McDonald Houses.
Jessie misplaced her conflict with melanoma in January 2012, yet her message lives on within the Jessie Rees origin, which has develop into a beacon of wish for households combating pediatric cancer.
Join the circulation at www.negu.org.
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