Jayden Byrd

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Losing my brother was undeniably the worst thing that has happened to me in my lifetime.  I was 7 years old and we were inseparable.  When our mom started Jensen's Heart of Gold, I knew I had to be a part of it.  At the time, I loved to paint and make crafts and jewelry.  

 

At the first event in 2011, I set up a table with a few of my things and was amazed that they all sold out.  The next year, I doubled my production and once again sold out.  It was that second year that a couple of people even asked me to commission a painting.  J & J treasures was born.

Over the next few years, I raised well over $10,000 in my own efforts through various school coin drives and my art sales.  Becoming a teenager brought more commitments with work, school, and sports, so my time dedicated to art has significantly decreased.  I continue my efforts in spreading awareness of childhood cancer, raising funds, and recruiting youth volunteers to aide my family in this growing legacy.  

If you would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself that assists our peers in our own community that are suffering with this terrible disease, please contact me for ways you can be involved!  

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