The JESSIE REES FOUNDATION was inspired by 12 year old Jessica Joy Rees. Better known as “Jessie”. Jessie was a beautiful, athletic, smart and compassionate girl who fought two brain tumors (DIPG) from March 3, 2011 to January 5, 2012. On that painful day, Jessie left an amazing legacy of love that her family and foundation now continue. During her 10 month courageous fight, Jessie focused on spreading hope, joy and love to other kids fighting cancer. She knew having cancer made kids feel lonely
and limited, and as a result, Jessie felt empowered to help ease these feelings for those children ghting. And so she chose to share her message to NEGU (Never Ever Give Up) with as many kids as she could. In addition, she stued and sent her JoyJars to over 3,000 kids personally. JoyJars are 64oz plastic jars stued full of love and fun age appropriate toys that have now become a recognized symbol of hope, joy and love as they are sent to courageous kids all over the world.
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