Jessica Mae Whelan - Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England
Jan 19th, 2012 - Nov 20th, 2016
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This is a very sad story, in fact, it is by far the most sad story I have ever involved myself with. It is the story of a little girl who fought bravely to try to defeat Neuro Blastoma, an awful cancer that affects children, usually those in the pre-teen age bracket.
This beautiful girl, Jessica, sadly passed away on the 20th of November 2016. I had never heard of her until after her passing and quite frankly, I truly wish I had not heard of her to this day. That would of course mean that she would now be living and enjoying a normal and happy childhood, growing up in a happy family environment, something to which all children are inherently entitled.
As I have worked on and built up this presentation, I have, I am not ashamed to say, shed many tears, as I know many other people have, many who know neither Andy, Nicki (Jessica's mum) nor Jessica.
The story is very eloquently and sensitively told, with brilliant photographic illustrations, by Jessica's dad, Andy, via a well kept and brilliantly presented and updated Facebook blog, "Jessica Whelan, The Fight Against Neuroblastoma". I am therefore, only compiling my own presentation of Andy's sterling work. I have neither added, taken out nor changed anything.
Jessica and dad, Andy
Fly high my beautiful princess, watch over me, mummy and James. Ride free on horses in heaven and enjoy being with loved ones and free from your pain.
I will never forget you and I am honoured to call you my daughter. I love you more than words can convey, much more than you will ever know.
Goodnight Jessica Mae, sweet dreams, rest in peace.
I love you so much Jessica and I don't want to let you go but seeing you fight this horrendous disease shows me that this world is just too evil for you to stay any longer. Close your eyes one last time baby girl, leave this cruel world behind and watch down over your little brother............... Andy Whelan.
Jessica's dad, Andy, compiled a very holistic account of Jessica's illness. See the calendar below