My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal…Forever a Family! Hi Sweet-Pea, it’s daddy. Kind of tired this morning. It has been a super busy (and fun) week at Nike for the Elite 11 QB camp. The courageous kids that came out to meet the players and coaches had …a super time. Lots of smiles, which always remind […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Categories: General, My Jessie Journal||0 Comments

My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal…Hi my little Sweet Pea…it’s daddy.  I miss you so darn much.  I will say that for the rest of my life because it’s true…I miss you!  I also “love” you more than words can describe.  You are my daughter.  You are my Jessie.  You are part of me and I’m part […]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: General, My Jessie Journal||0 Comments

My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal:: The call I wish I could make…
 
Ring…Ring…Ring…   
 
“Hello.”  
 
Hi Sweet Pea, it’s Daddy.  
 
“Hi Daddy.  It’s so great to hear your voice.  How are you doing?  I miss you so much.”  
 
I miss you too Jess.  I think of you every day and wonder how you are doing? 
 
“I’m doing good.  My […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Categories: General, My Jessie Journal||0 Comments

My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal::  Hi my amazing and inspiring Sweet Pea…it’s me again=).  Broken and blessed at the same time.  Broken because you are not physically here…blessed because you were physically here and I got the honor of raising you for those 12 years and being your daddy.  I would have loved many more but […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Categories: General, My Jessie Journal||0 Comments

Girl Scouts Make Bears for Courageous Kids

 

This past April, the Jessie Rees Foundation, in partnership with the Orange County Girl Scouts and Downtown Disney, hosted our second AND third Build A Bear events. With more than 80 Girl Scouts volunteering, both events proved hugely successful.
Held April 12 and 19, last month’s events attracted more than 80 Girl Scouts, along with […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on Girl Scouts Make Bears for Courageous Kids

Compassionate Volunteer–Katrin Koch!

Compassionate Volunteer Katrin!

 

We are so honored to have so many amazing volunteers working beside us, helping us encourage kids to Never Ever Give Up.

This year, we have a special volunteer joining us all the way from Germany! Katrin will be heading up a volunteer team in Berlin as ensures the kids in treatment at […]

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My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal:: Hi Sweet Pea, its’ daddy. Crazy and fun times at the JoyFactory these days. The team is working super hard to get ready for this big event we are doing in Dallas. We are all super excited to release your new “Summer Fun” JoyJars on June 1st. We already have over […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on My Jessie Journal

Mady's NEGU Room Makeover!

Mady’s NEGU Room Makeover

Each year, nearly 14,000 children between the ages of birth and 19 receive a cancer diagnosis. At the Jessie Rees Foundation, supporting kids as they fight this disease is our number one priority. One way we try to support these kids is by providing them with room makeovers. By giving them […]

By |April 15th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on Mady's NEGU Room Makeover!

Compassionate Volunteer Becky!

Compassionate Volunteer Becky!
We are honored to recognize Becky, the hand and the heart behind the amazing portrait sketches that are sent to courageous kids and their families!!

 

With the stroke of her pencil, Becky Steward can turn a photograph into a priceless memory for families of courageous kids. Having heard Jessie’s story through a friend, […]

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Compassionate Volunteer Alex

Compassionate Volunteer Alex!
We met Alex at the area code games this past year, and since then Alex has brought Jessie’s NEGU message to his hometown and to his school, working passionately to educate others about childhood cancers and to share Jessie’s story. What could be a better way to hear about Alex’s amazing journey […]

By |April 6th, 2014|Categories: General, Volunteers||Comments Off on Compassionate Volunteer Alex

Compassionate Volunteer Scarlett!

Compassionate Volunteer Scarlett!
 

It’s volunteer week, and we are all about honoring and recognizing those who go over and beyond the call of duty to help encourage courageous kids to Never Ever Give Up.

 

This week, we would love to introduce our fans to Scarlett Czarnecki, one of our compassionate volunteers who was recognized at our NEGU […]

By |April 4th, 2014|Categories: General, Volunteers||Comments Off on Compassionate Volunteer Scarlett!

Go Bald or Go Home! Go Bald for St. Baldrick's!

Go Bald or Go Home! 3rd Annual “Go Bald” Event to Benefit St. Baldrick’s
Are you looking for a new hair cut that represents bravery and courageous?

Join Team Go Bald or Go Home THIS SUNDAY, March 30th, at the Harp Inn in Costa Mesa for their 3rd annual “shave your head” event, all benefitting the St. Baldrick’s […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on Go Bald or Go Home! Go Bald for St. Baldrick's!

Students Sell NEGU Grams to Support Kids Fighting Cancer

We are always so inspired by the compassionate character and commitment to service displayed by kids.

This past month, the student council members at Kennedy Elementary School rallied around one of their own friends who was fighting cancer. Selling bracelets and collection donations, the kids at Kennedy Elementary raised over $1500 for their friend’s family

Knowing […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Categories: General, Volunteers||Comments Off on Students Sell NEGU Grams to Support Kids Fighting Cancer

Progress and Challenges in Fighting Childhood Cancer

Progress and Challenges in Fighting Childhood Cancer
(article from the American Cancer Society)

ATLANTA – Jan. 31, 2014–A new report from the American Cancer Society outlines progress made and –more importantly—challenges that remain in fighting childhood cancer. The report estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths for children and adolescents in the United States, […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on Progress and Challenges in Fighting Childhood Cancer

My Jessie Journal

My Jessie Journal:: Hi my blonde, blue-eyed, tan little Sweet-Pea. It’s daddy!!!! I have to say the week started out crappy. Reliving March 3rd 2011 was super painful for all of us. It will be one of those days that I truly don’t think I can forget about. Maybe in 40 years but not anytime […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Categories: General||Comments Off on My Jessie Journal

Jessie Rees Foundation’s Special Connection Hospital Visits!

 

Our most favorite thing to do is to spend time with our heroes–courageous kids who inspire us every day to Never Ever Give Up. Over the past two years, we’ve made countless special connection visits with our TeamNEGU All-Stars– visiting hospitals, delivering JoyJars and most importantly loving on the kids in treatment. Here’s how […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Categories: General, Hospitals||Comments Off on Jessie Rees Foundation’s Special Connection Hospital Visits!