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September: Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

September: Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

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Date: September 1, 2017
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Jesslie Mejia, 4th grader at Marie G. Davis Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

Jesslie is a helpful older sister to her brother, Jimmy. She likes animals, dogs especially, swimming, dancing and playing with slime. Jesslie is going to celebrate her 10th birthday in October and will hopefully be spending that time with family and friends.

The past couple months have been a little scary for Jesslie and her family. She was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) on August 3, 2017. Jesslie was maintaining a high fever which they thought was a virus. After getting bloodwork done it was confirmed that she had cancer and she has spent the past month receiving chemotherapy at Levine Children’s Hospital. Jesslie has aspirations of being a Doctor, Teacher or Veterinarian. She wants people to know that sometimes she’s scared and sometimes she’s brave.

Information provided by her mother, Edit Maldonado.

 

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