My 5 year old niece, Parisa, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in February. She began chemotherapy treatment following her diagnoses. She has been in remission, but her battle continues as she undergoes treatment at Kaiser in Santa Clara.
Parisa aka P was born April 20th, 2012 in Santa Clara with something a little extra special; a 21st chromosome. Born with Down Syndrome, she's already overcome a number of health issues. Despite her health, she's never struggled to melt hearts with her bright personality and her cute little laugh. She still manages her sweet smile and quirky jokes as she endures her treatment.
Throughout this particularly rough year, Jessie Rees Foundations has sent gifts of encouragement and hope to my sister's family. Foundations like Jessie Rees help kids and their families battle through some of the toughest times.