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Jessica Waxman

Jessica Waxman
New York, NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 19, 2012
Stuff About Me:
  This November I will be running with the St. Jude’s Children’s hospital team for the NYC full marathon. I do so on behalf of my fabulous fifteen-year-old cousin Emma Sarfity.                         My beautiful cousin Emma and I are 10 years apart and are both lovely Leo’s. I was born on August 18th and Emma on August 6th.  We grew up as proud Jersey girls. Emma has always called me “Big-Cousin-Jessie,” as if it were one long name.  It remains my favorite nickname of all time.             Even at a young age, it was clear that Emma was not an ordinary girl. Her mind is exceptional. I often find myself intimated to talk to her because I am fully aware that she is smarter than I am. She is an honors student who thrives in her science classes and her fierce ambition separates her from the majority of her peers.             On November 15, 2011, we got the shocking news that Emma had developed a tumor in her pelvic area and, shortly after, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. By the grace of God, Emma happened to be living in Peoria, Illinois where St. Jude’s hospital is located.  While she had initially been forced to move due to her father’s profession, it became clear that fate had moved her so close to the hospital that would eventually become her lifeline. As it stands today, Emma has been responding incredibly well to the chemo treatments and we are hopeful that she will make a full recovery.             The fact that there is a place in the world that can support children who are battling horrible illnesses, regardless of their financial status, is remarkable.  My family is forever indebted to the doctors, nurses, and administrative staff at the Peoria and Memphis branches of St. Jude’s. We will never forget their generosity, passion and dedication.

Jessica
Waxman

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Jessica Waxman's Fundraisers

Team St. Jude NYC Marathon 2012

Team St. Jude NYC Marathon 2…

Amount Raised:

$4,158