GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - On this politically divisive day, (they're all politically divisive days), we can all agree on one thing: cancer sucks. It just does. And most of us know how hard treatments can be. One local girl is trying to make those tough times a little easier.
11-year-old Jessica lost her grandmother to breast cancer. Now, she honors her grandmother's memory by filling bags with items cancer patients may appreciate - and need - during their fight. She's doing it mostly through social media. And, last year she collected 18 bags. This year - 45! 45 bags filled with hats, gloves, blankets, decks of cards, gum, and so much more. Little things that can mean a lot while someone is sitting there going through chemo. Recently, Jessica dropped off those bags at the Lacks Cancer Center, where her mother, Joan just happens to be an O-R Tech.
Jessica's aunt, Jean, nominated her... and says, "Jessica's heart is filled with love, and with this love, I know the number of bags will continue to grow year by year. I feel so lucky to be a part of her life."
She sounds like a remarkable, young lady. And she gets today's One Good Thing.
If you have a One Good Thing you'd like to submit - someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live - email me at OneGoodThing@WZZM13.com.
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