MIRACLE MONDAYS – Jessi Hall

The story of Jessi Hall

In 1993, Jessi Hall was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (a form of cancer) and given a 5% chance of survival. “I was just 2 year old when my parents got the diagnosis,” said Jessi.  “My Grandmother noticed that I couldn’t bear weight on my right leg and then they discovered a lump in my calf muscle. A week later they did a biopsy and my parents found out I had a very aggressive form of cancer.”

Things did not look good for Jessi. “I had to have to have one third of my calf muscle removed followed by Chemotherapy,” she said.

At one point Jessi’s developed an infection and her white blood cell count was at zero. “My family was just praying I would make it through the night. My aunt brought my Mom a card with a poem she had wrote that gave us hope.”

Jessi survived…and after a year of chemotherapy, was cancer free.  “I am now almost 23 years cancer free and have been considered cured of cancer for 14 years! I I just passed my CPA exam and received my license which is a goal I have been working on for a while. I am enjoying every second of being an aunt and spending lots of quality time with my family, friends, and boyfriend.

Jessi will always have a deep appreciation for the care she received at St. John’s. “I can’t thank The Children’s Hospital enough for the care they are providing for these families and the miracles they are making happen every day.” 

Do you have a miracle child that was treated as HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital? Facebook message us or email dave.newton@hshs.org and tell us your story! #miraclemondays

 

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