Brain Injury Survivor Finds Her Voice in Choir Class

August 1, 2017
Jessica and her twin brother were born premature at just 30 weeks when Jessica was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, a brain injury that affects development. She spent years in and out of hospitals, missing copious amounts of school. She endured 13 surgeries and came out of it more determined than ever to help others. When she started in the choir, it was an equalizer. It was something that she could do and a place where she was free. She could sing if she was using a walker or using a cane or in a wheelchair. It was freeing for her. Through it all, Jessica stayed committed to school at Six Rivers Charter High. She made the 4.0 honor roll and is a dedicated to her choir. When she performs, what makes her stand out is her beautiful voice.
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