Jessie endured, thrived, enjoyed, lived a normal week of classes at Villanova last week. On to a weekend chock full of activities.
Friday night, Josh met Jessie and they enjoyed a dinner together (Jessie told Josh that last weekend in the hospital didn't count). Afterwards, Josh drove Jessie and Maddie to the King of Prussia Mall and favorite store Pri-Mark. Jessie and Maddie found the sought after deals and caught the shuttle back to Villanova.
Saturday, Jessie planned on going with a group from new Villanova club, Strive, to Chosen 300, to help feed the homeless. For some reason, the trip fell through, but Jessie wanted to go anyway. She helped members of a church from Upper Dublin, PA, and a group from Philadelphia H&R block feed more than 150 needy people at Chosen 300's Spring Garden Street location. It was a moving experience and clearly filled a need, as the facility was filled to capacity and almost everyone thankfully had second heaping servings.
Sunday Jessie attended a "Hoops for Hope" benefit held at Northwestern Lehigh High School. Cancer has struck at Northwestern Lehigh and the community came out in support of his worthy cause. In addition to Mom and Rob, Jessie saw many old NW friends, teachers, friends' parents, and former teammates.
We wound up the weekend in Oley, making our first Sunday dinner in some time. Gabba, Pappy, the Aunts, Uncles and all of the cousins not off at college enjoyed Jessie's favorites -- chicken, corn, and noodles, finished with Gabba's famous chocolate banana cake. It was a great weekend.
Tired but rejuvenated by her activities, Jessie was back at 'Nova Monday morning. Test time. Wish her luck!
Thank you to the terrific people at Chosen 300 for such a wonderful gift, and the opportunity they provide for others to give also. Thanks to Hoops for Hope and your efforts in the fight against childhood cancer. Thanks to family and friends and everyone in TEAM JES21E. With your love, support and prayers, we were blessed by another fabulous week with Jessie. On to our next week of miracles.