Meet JESSIE DOKTOR, twice-relapsed leukemia patient, who spent 6 years on treatment (surgery, radiation and chemo) before dying due to complications following a bone marrow transplant. To read more about her journey, visit her family’s online journal at www.dok.com. But if you think her life was defined by cancer, you don’t know Jessie…yet.

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Life: 1998-2007

Birthday: June 15

  • Favorite Color: Blue (but sometimes red)
  • Favorite School: Winthrop Elementary
  • Favorite Song: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  • Favorite Food: Sushi, black olives, spaghetti with marinara, whipped cream, mint chocolate chip ice cream

Pastimes:

  • Reading
  • Ballet/dance
  • Karat
  • Theater
  • Magic tricks & practical jokes
  • Webkinz
  • Games like chess, Sorry! and Uno
  • Friends & school
  • Soccer
  • Riding a bike
  • Swimming,
  • Lemonade stands for fundraisers
  •  Playing her own songs on guitar
  • Cuddling with dad
  • Teasing her sister Sarah
  • Reading with mom
  • Rolling around with the family dog.
  • Favorite Books: Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and others), E.B. White (Charlotte’s
  • Web) and Cornelia Funke (Ghosthunters and InkSpell)