Jessica’s House provides support in a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death because no one should grieve alone.
We provide a safe, caring place where you can share your story, and we create an environment that enables you to find your own path through your recovery process. We’re here to let you know that through it all, you are never alone.
Jessica Everett was born on April 5, 1995. As a carefree country girl, she loved to haul her suitcase full of dolls around, climb trees and play ball. Whether she faced her opponents while playing baseball, basketball or tennis, Jessica’s rivals were surprised to find defeat in such a petite participant.
Jessica brought the same kind of grit to the hospital room. Faced with leukemia at the age of 6, she met each challenge with determination and grace. Despite the painful testing and treatment she faced, Jessica often times had a smile on her face. During her hospital visits, she loved playing pranks on doctors and nurses. Her sparkling blue eyes and quick wit warmed the walls of her hospital room. She made friends with everyone she met, and was described as spunky and full of faith. She chose to make the best out of a difficult situation by reaching out to other pediatric cancer patients during her lengthy hospital stays.
Jessica died on July 6, 2004 at the age of 9, yet her compassion for hurting families now lives on through the gift of Jessica’s House through EMC Health.