Jessie turned the focus of her brain tumor to other children with brain tumors. In a video created about Jessie and her foundation, a reporter asked why the focus wasn't all on her. She said, "Because that is not what it's about."
This foundation is incredible for how it helps other children suffering from cancer. Jessie Rees has helped make children all over the world forget their pain for a little while with her "Joy Jars".
Unfortunately, Jessie did not survive her diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. She, using her families words, "earned her angel wings" and lives cancer free in heaven. However, her memory still lives on with each "Joy Jar" given to a child.
I encourage that you visit the NEGU Foundation website (tell them Anna from Get Through it Together sent you!). If you can, donate some toys to their factory. It will brighten a child's day.
Once again, don't forget to sign the petition to put more money into brain tumor research!
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