Wednesday, November 4, 2015

FAMILY GIVES GIFT OF SCHOLARSHIP TO TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

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ABINGTON, Pa. (WPVI) -- Kids who've had organ transplants go through a lot, but a local charity is helping some avoid the scramble of paying for college.

The Jessie's Day Foundation has a scholarship fund started in memory of Jessica Beth Schwartz of Abington.

Jessica had a heart transplant when she was a teenager.

And that gift gave her another 8 and a half years of life.

"She was a very kind person," is how Janice Schwartz describes her daughter Jessica.

Kind and always smiling.

But despite her bright smile, Jessica faced a lot struggles.

She was born with a congenital heart defect, and had surgery at 10 months old. Continue reading

 

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