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Welcome to the Jessie Rees Foundation

On March 3, 2011 eleven year old Jessica Joy Rees was diagnosed with an inoperable and incurable brain tumor called DIPG.  That same month Jessie started her treatment consisting of 30 rounds of radiation and daily chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital Orange County.It was also during this time she asked her parents, “How can we help them?”.She was referring to all of the other kids fighting cancer.Jessie had a burden for her peers and decided to do something about it.  She also wanted to encourage them to with her little motto “NEGU“, which stands for “Never Ever Give Up.” This simple little thought has become “Jessie’s Wish“.Jessie dreamed of the day that her little motto would become an inspiring message of hope to every child and family.

Ten months and two days later, Jessie lost her fight on January 5, 2012. On that day she also left behind a global movement of compassion that her foundation continues with the support of amazing corporations, athletes, charities, volunteers and people like you!

As of March 2014, the Jessie Rees Foundation has been able to reach over 80,000 children fighting cancer in all 50 states and 27 countries.

To learn more about Jessie and her legacy of hope, joy and love please view the videos to the right and call 888-648-6348.


Meet Jessie

Jessie ReesAbout Jessie

Jessie was a beautiful, athletic, smart and compassionate 12 year old girl who bravely fought two brain tumors (DIPG) for ten months and two days. On January 5, 2012 Jessie earned her angel wings. During her courageous fight, Jessie noticed the effects that the loneliness and seclusion of having cancer had on other kids fighting. She wanted to share her feelings of hope, joy, and love with them and chose to focus on spreading this positive attitude through her JoyJars®. JoyJars® have now…

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