This is for Joni….
This is a story about a young girl named Joni Mai from Essex, England. She just turned 8 years old on June 18th, 2014. (Happy birthday, doodle bug!) Joni’s fighting her second battle with a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma that affects approximately 30 people each year – mostly teenage boys. She is dealing with her cancer treatment with a strength and grace far beyond her single-digit years. And her family is doing all they can to help her through it all.
There’s a wonderful Facebook page called ‘For the Love of Joni’ that shares Joni’s progress regularly. There’s a website dedicated to her battle as well. They’ve had several fun events to help raise funds for Joni’s treatment – a Christmas fete, a ladies’ night and an upcoming boxing match, to name a few. The one that caught our fancy was the ‘Jumping for Joni’ drive. This was a crowdfunding campaign that urged people to skydive to help raise funds for Joni’s treatment.
It’s a heart-warming story that’s building a community of supporters. For the love of Joni, join in.