September 6, 2017 Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA Crummack Huseby News
In 2011, Jessica “Jessie”Joy Rees asked a simple question while returning home from her chemotherapy treatment, “what can I do to help?” This question was answered with a worldwide movement to bring joy to kids battling cancer.
Though her diagnosis was grim, her only thought was how she can bring a smile to the kids who couldn’t come home after their treatment. Jessie began filling jars with toys and small gifts to be given to the kids that had to stay at the hospital. Before long, her “joy jars” were being requested near and far.
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ABOUT THE JESSIE REES FOUNDATION
Jessie Rees was a beautiful, athletic, smart and compassionate 12 year old girl who bravely fought two brain tumors (DIPG) for ten months and two days. Her fight started on March 3, 2011 and ended on January 5, 2012 when she earned her angel wings.
During her courageous fight, Jessie decided to focus on helping other kids fighting cancer that couldn’t leave the hospital. This desire led to the creation of her fun-filled JoyJars® and Never Ever Give Up (aka: NEGU®) message.
Today, JoyJars and NEGU are recognized symbols of hope, joy and love in over 29 countries.