JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – So a lot of you confirmed Jacksonville how beneficiant you might be.
You helped News4JAX attain an unimaginable purpose on Monday, elevating $135,000 to assist the younger sufferers and their households at Nemours Youngsters’s Well being as they take care of life-threatening diseases. That is the fourth 12 months Channel 4 has teamed up with Nemours Youngsters’s Well being to boost cash for the households most in want in our neighborhood.
So many known as in and supported youngsters like 7-year-old Reign Jefferson. She has sickle cell anemia and has to go to Nemours each three months for remedy.
“Nemours is my household,” Jefferson stated. “Nemours is de facto particular to me.”
Sickle cell is a life-shortening and painful blood dysfunction, however Jefferson, just a little fireball, doesn’t let that stand in the way in which of having fun with her life to the fullest. She instructed us it’s a visit to Nemours is an journey.
“I’ve enjoyable. Actually enjoyable. I get my face painted. I get to eat from the cafeteria. I can watch the trains, and once I stroll within the door they make me really feel snug,” Jefferson stated.
Reign’s mother stated Nemours Compassionate Care Fund helped her and her household via the robust occasions.
“Not simply bodily, but additionally in addition to mentally. They helped us to have the ability to educate ourselves find out how to correctly take care of this illness which after all impacts her blood and impacts her every day,” Elecia Goodman stated.
Her mother stated the assist that comes from Nemours and the individuals donating touches her coronary heart.
“It’s overwhelming,” she stated. “And I admire it day-after-day. Every single day I have a look at her and I see that she is wholesome and that she is ready to do the issues that she does.”
And her mother says she stays busy.
“She may be very lively. You’d by no means know she has sickle cell,” Goodman stated. “We’re studying an increasing number of that they’ll hold them from having to endure from sickle cell and capable of get pleasure from life similar to each different baby.”
The entire cash raised Monday stays native, supporting Nemours applications and providers that make life simpler for households who’re battling life-threatening diseases.
Any donation can particularly assist youngsters whose households are struggling financially. When you’d nonetheless like to hitch on this Day of Giving to Nemours, name 904-346-4630 or textual content ‘KIDS’ to 50155 to assist youngsters in want. You can too donate right here.
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