Wow! Our little family-run organization has been honored by a giant in the field of medical research and treatment: Mass General Hospital. We are being recognized among one hundred change-makers whose work helps, in small but important ways, to make a difference in the lives of children and families living with cancer and other catastrophic challenges. For a complete look at the article, and the entire program run by Mass General Hospital (MGH), please visit MGH’s The One Hundred website. Some of the families and young cancer survivors whom we have been privileged to support were treated there, and are alive and growing up to embody hope due to the support and treatment received under MGH’s tender and vigilant care.
To the left is the photo that we submitted for their coverage of The One Hundred, taken by portrait artist Terri Unger (whose work on Ukrainian and Russian peace conversations was published in the Boston Sunday Globe recently) on-site at the Crane Estate here in Ipswich.
Sarah, Jessie’s older sister, is at the heart of the picture and the organization, taking on its vision and its programming and its administration, imagining all the ways it can serve patients, siblings, families, survivors, and the bereaved.
If you look closely at the portrait, you will find a few symbols of Jessie in the picture, too. All four of members of our family are present, in our different ways. And of course, in our hearts abide the many faces and families whom we have been able to help, some of whom we have met, and many of whom we will never know.