Tuesday, 29 December 2009


Those who know  Jessica Wales or have followed Jessica's battle with cystic fibrosis over the years, will, I am sure,  be praying now that yesterday's double lung transplant, presumably at Harefield Hospital,  will give this remarkable young woman her chance of life at last.

Jessica, a former pupil of Ursuline College and resident of Westgate, was diagnosed at 4 months with cystic fibrosis and throughout her life has fought illness, debilitation and life threatening infections. A double lung transplant was regarded 4 years ago as her only chance of further life and she has already beaten the odds with a prognosis that at the time, gave her only 2 years to live.

Jessica has not only fought her own battle with this chronic condition but has raised awareness nationally for 'organ donations' and has raised £thousands for cystic fibrosis charities. She is a remarkable young lady from Thanet and I pray a successful operation will give her the chance for life she so richly deserves.

I leave you with her own words from earlier this year:

"I am only 19 and I haven't lived yet. I just want the chance to go and live my life like anyone else my age."

From Twitter on  Dec 12th 2009:   " Lungs really playing up!"

UPDATE 13 JAN 2010
It is with great sadness that I report that Jessica lost her battle 'to live her life, just like anybody else' yesterday; may she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her. I extend my condolences to her family and urge readers to consider organ donation. Perhaps, if Jessica had had the chance of a transplant a few years ago, she would still be with us.


davidslack3 said...

All our support from Celia currently in Christine Brown Ward Kings and husband David and Family Love to you Jess and Family XXXXXXX

Bertie Biggles said...

David, Jessica sadly lost her fight for life yesterday, but clearly your Celia has her own fight. My best wishes to Celia, you and your family.

davidslack3 said...

Thanks all our Sympathys Jessica's family and friends.
Love from Celia,David and family xxxXxxx.