A few months ago, I began to see posts on Facebook and on the cancer boards I read about a girl named Jessica Joy Rees. She was also fighting a brain tumor, and had an idea to bring joy to other kids who, like her, were in and out of hospitals for life-threatening illnesses. She coined the term Never Ever Give Up (NEGU), and rallied tons of support for children with cancer. Jessie was just 12 when, after 10 months, she lost the battle with her tumor and passed away in January 2012.
Part of the Team NEGU support is to provide Joy Jars to kids in treatment. Joy Jars of big jars packed full with fun things for kids who need some cheering up. I ordered one for Scarlett as part of her end of chemo celebration, and it arrived just in time this week!
|The pink pouf came busting out of the jar when we opened it!
|She had fun taking each item out and tasting it before moving on to the next thing.
|She spent a few minutes flinging these Winnie the Pooh socks around before settling for chewing on the jar itself.