One Good Thing: Jessica's Mission

OGT: Girl helps cancer patients

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.

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