This photo (below) was taken at the Arkansas Children's Hospital to celebrate Jessica's last chemo treatment. She was 8 years old!
Once again her hair grew back and she was back to the energetic kid she always was. This photo is of her and her sister, Katie, goofing around! What a beautiful smile!
8 1/2 months later (August 2009), Jessica was having trouble breathing once again. The family's fears mounted.
This beautiful 10 year old's body was shutting down. Her mother reports on their caringbridge site, "CANCER BACK, wrapped around aorta and shoving heart up chest cavity, invading spine at T11-12, multiple metastases in lungs and lymph nodes." Jessica spent the next 2 weeks in the hospital.
I saw this on Jessica's facebook page (September 9th... less than ONE WEEK AGO):
"i'm home finally i got home bout 45 minutes ago and i'm here on hospice..i still have the chest tube in and an iv hooked but now all i do is lay and bed and wait till God comes to bring me home!!"
Jessica Easley turned 11 today...she blew out her candles with Jesus!
What will YOU do about Childhood Cancer?
46 children every school day are diagnosed with some form of cancer.
Only a small percentage of them will live 5 more years.
The American Cancer Society gives 0.03 on the dollar to childhood cancers.
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Leave a comment for Jessica and her family here or at their CaringBridge site!
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