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Jessica Lou Timp

Jessica Lou Timp brought joy and beauty to our world for 14 amazing years before being diagnosed with a very aggressive and rare bone cancer, Metastatic Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma. She continued to impact so many lives during her year of treatment at the U of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. She insisted on being as normal a teenager as she could, not wanting any attention, fanfare, or recognition for her strength and composure during treatment. Although she didn't want to be anyone's hero or inspiration, that just happened anyway as she faced each day with perseverance and grace. She was always more concerned with how everyone else was than herself. After a year of treatment, she continued her life's journey to heaven just 3 months before turning 16. We believe she beat the cancer in the end, leaving it behind on earth as she earned life everlasting with God in heaven. Her love and perseverance and our faith are carrying us through as we keep moving forward until we can be with her again one day. Thank you for keeping our sweet girl in the memory of those who cared for her at the hospital and for those in Dance Marathon who made our journey better in so many ways. Michelle, Bill, Ruby and William Timp.