The Best for Jess

Jessica Shaw is a miracle child. Several doctors told her parents that she would never walk because of her Spina Bifida. However, she defied the odds and took her first steps at the age of 3. These steps would be the first of many that impacted the lives of her family and friends.


With a life expectancy of 9 years of age, not much was expected of her, but once again showing her endurance she lived till the age of 27, leaving her mark on thousands of lives. Despite the fact that she spent most of her life in hospital beds because of necessary operations, she decided to give back to her community through working at the same local hospital. Her positivity and sweet countenance is why she has left just a deep impression on those around her.

"Words can never truly convey the impact her life had on me. One could not think that such immense amounts of positivity, endurance and love could be contained in such a small body. She inspired me to dream big." -Tymothé Shaw (her younger brother)

This Gofundme is to help pay for the funeral costs. We want Jess to be able to have the memorial she deserves without leaving a financial burden on her family. Since Tym and I are so far away, we cannot help in the capacities we would have liked to. All of the proceeds will go straight to Michele Shaw, Jessica's mother and primary caretaker.
  • Jenny Stout 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Bethany Bitner 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • kristen and blair hodges 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Billy & Sandra Beatty  
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Ciana Graham Shaw 
Raised $380 from 8 donations
Salt Lake City, UT
Tymothe Shaw 
Team member
Raised $235 from 4 donations
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