Jessica Brown is gearing up to turn 11 years old on December 20th, and her mother, Jemma, is urging people to show her some birthday love.
Jessica suffers from neurofibromatosis, which has resulted in a number of aneurysms in her renal artery. This rare genetic disorder of the nervous system affects the manner in which nerve cells form and grow, which allows for tumors to grow on nerve tissue. To learn more about neurofibromatosis, click here.
Last year, Jessica got 70 cards in the mail but this year they are trying to beat that number. On her 10th birthday, she had to make an unexpected visit to the hospital and they are hoping that this year that won’t happen again. Jessica is a frequent visitor of Manchester Children’s Hospital and one of the hospital’s nurses pays her a visit once a week.
“Looking at her you wouldn’t know anything,“ said Jemma to the Lancashire Post. “She loves Spiderman and football, she’s a typical tomboy, a little prankster.”
If you would like to show Jessica some birthday love, you can send it to 133 Brooke Street, Chorley, PR6 0NG.
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