Jess, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer when she was 21, was featured on Nine’s ‘Christmas with Delta’ show which aired on 10 December 2022. During the show, Jess and her family experienced a very special moment with Delta Goodrem when they were gifted a trip to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. The Christmas gift included a wellness package valued at $10,000 and was selected after Delta’s team learnt that Jess’ family is focused on creating as many special memories together as possible.
Jess is part of Canteen’s leadership program and is now a youth ambassador, which has helped give her the confidence to tell her story. She explained to Delta how Canteen helped her and her family through some of her darkest times by providing counselling and support from other young people and parents in similar situations who understand what they’re going through.
Jess encouraged other families not to face cancer alone this Christmas and to reach out to Canteen for free support. You can watch Jess’ special moment with Delta here:
We would like to give a special thank you to Canteen’s friend Lizzi Dayney-Morrissey, founder of MissusM Creative, as she made all this possible. Lizzi is the ‘talent who manages the talent’ and is always looking for creative ways to promote Canteen’s free support services and engage our young people in exciting initiatives. Thanks also to Delta Goodrem and The Delta Goodrem Foundation, Channel Nine and Well Traveller for their incredible support.
‘Christmas with Delta’ will be airing again on 24 & 25 December on Channel 9 or you can stream today on 9Now.