Jesse is a vibrant young 5 year old boy who as well as having NF (passed on by his father Chris) was diagnosed in November of 2009 with type 1 diabetes and has multiple insulin injections daily. When he was 2 years old there was a neurofibroma discovered on his optic nerve. He makes a yearly trip to the Hospital for sick children in Toronto for an MRI to make sure the tumor hasn’t grown, and isn’t affecting his vision, thankfully to this point the growth has been very minimal. Through all his troubles with both diseases Jesse makes no complaints and does everything a healthy 5 year old would do. He is such an inspiration to our whole family.

Contributed by Jesse’s parent, Chris