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 Jessica Wales

Jessica Wales

Birth
England
Death 12 Jan 2010 (aged 20)
Kent, England
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Cemetery name unknown.
Memorial ID 49448978 · View Source
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Jessica Wales was a 20-year-old sufferer of Cystic Fibrosis who spent her short life campaigning to raise awareness of organ donation. Her cause was brought to the forefront of the British media when celebrities such as Ed Byrne & Natalie Imbruglia took part in the 'Save Jess-tival'.

Jessica was listed as a donor in 2005 & was told that her life expectancy was a mere two years. However, she carried on & ultimately defied doctors' expectations. Her courage & positivity greatly endeared her to the CF community.

Jessica's condition began to deteriorate until a donor was finally found in December of 2009. The double-lung transplant was successful, but her body was not strong enough to carry on through the dangerous post-operative stage & she passed away in January 2010.

Jessica is survived by her remaining family in Westgate-on-Sea & she continues to be a source of inspiration for those seeking organ transplants.

Please visit the following link to donate to Live Life Then Give Life in Jessica's name: http://www.justgiving.com/jesswales


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  • Created by: K
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49448978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessica Wales (19 Mar 1989–12 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49448978, ; Maintained by K (contributor 47071993) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Cemetery name unknown..