Family, friends and supporters gathered together in Kingwood’s Town Center June 7 for the first Fight 4 Kids Fest in honor of Atascocita’s Jaquelyn Sky Jenkins who lost her battle with cancer in 2013. Fight 4 Kids Family Fest will support the organization by helping them help other families dealing with a child with cancer. The vent was successful and full of sweet memories. It featured slides, moonwalks, face painting, obstacles, music, barbecue, live and silent auctions, blood drive, balloon release and several other activities. All proceeds from the Fight 4 Kids Family Fest funds “Jackie’s House” which provides free temporary housing for families of kids with cancer currently undergoing lifesaving treatments at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Jaquelyn was a 15-year-old girl who was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) on April 20, 2012. As a result, she was going through treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. On July 26, 2013; she and her family were given the news that she had relapsed. After a courageous fight against this terrible disease, Jaquelyn lost her battle, Oct. 5, 2014. According to a press release about the upcoming event, Jaquelyn loved the fact that her home in Atascocita was close to Texas Children’s Hospital so she could be home as often as possible. It was important to her to be in a comfortable environment with her family around to love and support her. As a result, the Jenkins family decided to donate their home to the Jaquelyn Sky foundation in her honor and memory.