Special Notes:

Donations by Check: due to numerous inquiries please note the following clarification: donations by check for the Jessie Memorial Fund should be made out to –  “The Desi Geestman Foundation” with the words “For the Jessie Mastan Fund” written on the check.  Mail the check to the Desi Geestman Foundation at  2620 Foothill Boulevard, Suite A,  La Crescenta, CA  91214.  See the Desi Geestman Foundation page on this website for more information.

About the Fund

Welcome to the Jessie Memorial Fund, a charitable fund dedicated to Jessie Mastan who passed away on March 22nd, 2010 due to complications from cancer.  This fund will live on in Jessie’s memory initially to help her family pay the large medical expenses incurred during her medical treatment that were not covered by insurance, and additionally to provide assistance to other pediatric cancer patients and their families facing challenges similar to those Jessie and her family had to endure.  If you have the financial means to help Jessie’s family and other pediatric cancer patients, please donate to the fund.

Jessie’s Medical Journey

When Jessie was 12 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of pediatric cancer (Ewings Sarcoma  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewing’s_sarcoma).  She was treated with chemotherapy, stem cells, and surgery to remove the cancerous bone which left her with half of a pelvic bone. The cancer reoccured at age 14 in January 2010. She was re-admitted to the City of Hope hospital in Duarte, California. Due to a weakened immune system, she contracted a rare form of fungal mold that caused a massive stroke to her brain. After undergoing brain surgery, she fell into in a coma in the ICU at the City of Hope hospital, from which she did not recover.  Please help us continue to honor Jessie’s memory, assist her family financially, and aid other pediatric cancer patients with your donations.

There are links at the top of this page so you can see some pictures and learn more about Jessie and the Desi Geestman Foundation.