VIDEO: JQ San Miguel Student Body Gives Jaython De Jesus a Warm Send-Off as He Begins His Fight Against Cancer


Guam – Students at JQ San Miguel Elementary School gave a warm send-off to a classmate who is traveling off-island for cancer treatment.

2nd grader Jaython De Jesus was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

The students shared a special cheer and the cultural dance group Manaotao Agila performed during Friday’s send-off rally.

Guam Cancer Care is proving patient navigation and direct financial assistance for Jaython’s family.  The Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation, through a local partnership with the St. Baldrick’s foundation, is covering the airfare for Jaython and his father to go to City of Hope Hospital in California.

[The entire student body shared a “cheer” for Jaython: photo courtesy Guam Cancer Care]


[Jaython and his father Joe after saying a few words of thanks to the audience.: photo courtesy Guam Cancer Care]


[The De Jesus Family, along with J.Q. San Miguel Elem. School faculty, Guam Cancer Care staff and representatives from the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation.:photos courtesy Guam Cancer Care]