Jessye’s life was ended prematurely in January 2022 by Bone Cancer (Osteosarcoma). She was 20 years old.
Jessye was an incredibly positive, engaged and active young woman who really wanted life. She loved challenges of all types and seized every opportunity that came her way to experience all that life had to offer, even as her disease advanced and eventually overcame her.
- the physical challenges and sensations of cycling, rowing, horse riding, judo and skydiving,
- the mental challenges of learning about and living in a foreign culture,
- the intellectual challenges of school, university and private study,
- the emotional challenges of remaining positive and enthusiastic about life whatever difficulties came her way.
Jessye’s Seize the Day! Appeal celebrates Jessye’s 21st birthday on 27 June 2022. Over a period of three months following her birthday, the family is encouraging all who knew Jessye, and even those who didn’t, to do something special in her memory and to honour the way she lived. To take on a challenge for themselves, or to organise an adventure or a fundraising event - and to donate to bone cancer research.
All funds raised and donated to the Garvan Institute for Medical Research through Jessye’s tribute page will be directed specifically to sarcoma research.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Trevor And Kathryn Eden
Qld Braille Music Camp
Jane, Barry, Gabrielle & Chantelle
Adrian And Lauren Riessen
Colleen Sheerin And Family
David S. Bruce
Susan Farnhill Née Leckie
Cath And Riccardo Parrinello
Andrew And Casandra Whisson