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 all 50 states and over 36 countries. Today, over 200,000 JoyJars have been delivered to Courageous Kids fighting cancer.