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Cancer sufferer in Jersey helps youngster's dream come true

A Jersey woman who has a rare form of bone and tissue cancer is raising awareness of her illness through generous acts of kindness.

Last year 26 year old Jessica Minty was diagnosed with sarcoma, which affects just 1% of all cancer patients.

Since then she has turned adversity into opportunity.

The first thing I said to my boyfriend [when I was diagnosed] was, well Sarcoma has chosen the wrong person cos I've got a big mouth and I'll make sure everyone knows what it is now.

– Jessica Minty

Jessica raised £3,000 for Macmillan through a sponsored head shave and more recently used money raised for her to help a young girl in Manchester.

Her former music school, Progressive School of Music, held a fundraising cabaret night that raised £5,000 to help Jessica and her family with travel costs, but she didn't want the money to go to her. Instead she has asked for the money to help a girl in Manchester who is suffering from the same condition.

Charlotte Crowson lost her leg to the disease 5 years ago, and since recovering has dreamed of swimming with dolphins.

But she has a particular dolphin in mind, Winter, a dolphin who's had two movies made about her prosthetic tail.

Credit: Dolphin Tale, Warner Bros Pictures
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Now, thanks to the money donated from Jessica, Charlotte is getting ready to travel to Florida to swim with Winter.

I'm really excited to go to Florida because I've never been there before and you know when one of your eyelashes falls out, and you wish and you blow it away, it was one of my wishes and it's actually come true, so it's really good.

– Charlotte Crowson

Charlotte and Jessica have only met on Skype, but Charlotte and her family are so grateful and cannot thank her enough.

We just found it amazingly humbling really, because someone who's going through an illness and all the trauma and upset that that brings to think about someone else and finding the time for someone else, it's lovely."

– Juliet Crowson