Jessi Patrick was just 13 when she was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) on June 26, 2010. Just 5 short months later on November 25, 2010 at the age of 14 Jessi went on the be with Jesus. She was in the 8th grade at Towns Country Middle School. While at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta undergoing treatment Jessi met Lily Anderson and through Lily’s Run Jessi became a recipient of a wish granted by Kingdom Kids. After becoming a part of the Kingdom Kids family Jessi wanted to help other children facing challenging circumstances just like her. Jessi’s dream was to “Pay it Forward” and she eagerly awaited getting through with treatment so she could organize a run to help grant more wishes (3 children’s wishes were granted as a result of last year’s run).

**Editors note- Jessi Patrick passed away on November 25, 2010. Her parents continue her mission of helping other children by hosting the annual “Jessi’s Gift” which provides wishes to children of Kingdom Kids.