On January 11, 2012 over 5,000 people attended Jessie’s celebration of life service while over 4,000 others watched online. During the service many people shared words and memories of Jessie. The one statement that seemed to capture the essence of the evening was when her father read a letter from Jessie’s special friend Sophia, “We all hoped for a miracle, then when Jessie left us we all realized that Jessie was the miracle even before she got sick.”
The Jessie Rees Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, IRS identification number 45-1836440. Donations made to the Jessie Rees Foundation are tax deductible in the U.S.