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Jazzmen's Royal Sweet 16

Jazzmen's Sweet 16

“ Shawntye celebrates Jazzmen’s strength … and all she will become in the future. ”

It’s hard to feel like a princess when you’re fighting for your life. Somehow, Jazzmen manages. She stays poised – no breakdown, no tears. Her spirit gives strength to everyone who cares for her as she tries to get well.

How does Jazzmen? She thinks of the Sweet 16 in her future. She asked Make-A-Wish® to grant her wish for a “royal Sweet 16.” Ever since, she thinks of her wish whenever she needs a lift during chemotherapy or a radiation treatment. She finds more than a way to endure – she finds the motivation to stay positive and to make everyone else feel better. 

No Sweeter 16Jazzmen's Sweet 16
The moment is at hand. Jazzmen checks her gold-sequined party dress just before she enters the ballroom. She glides in, and the party starts. 

It’s even better than Jazzmen imagined. She dances nonstop, and has a laugh and smile ready for everyone who celebrates with her.

It’s a night that means the world to her – and she couldn’t be happier with her wish. 

Just the Beginning of Even Better Days
Tonight, Jazzmen’s mother Shawntye couldn’t be happier.

And it’s not just because of the decorations, the chocolate fountain or the DJ. Shawntye celebrates Jazzmen’s strength … and all she will become in the future.

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I wish to have a Sweet 17 party

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June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM

June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM

June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM


Looks like Jazzmen had a lot of fun at her sweet 16 party!! I'm glad it helps her feel better when she's feeling down too.
Best wishes, Jazzmen!

September 03, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Dai'Oana H

Hello Jazzmen iam 14 and you are inspiring to me so thank you

May 15, 2014 - 4:24 PM


what your fighting is strong Jazzmen but you are stronger never give up you are a true inspiration

August 08, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Trish M.

How wonderful to know about...

August 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM

morgan r

wow! such an amazing story! this is so inspirirng

October 14, 2014 - 12:29 PM

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