Jesse Tendayi came with her husband to the United States from Zimbabwe 19 years ago. The couple do not have children of their own, but Jesse is sure that her love and care will be enough for everyone who needs her. Since she got a job as a waitress in a small cafe at the hospital, Jesse has been working much more than usual. And all because she knew exactly what she wanted to spend the money she earned.
Last year, Jessie Tendayi spent as much as $ 5,000 on Christmas gifts for children who stayed at the hospital during the holidays. About a thousand books, stuffed toys, educational games, dolls - everything you can think of - appeared in a special children's room at Trinity Hospital in Chicago. The desire to somehow brighten up the life of children in the hospital appeared in Jesse eight years ago, in 2009. Then she bought 100 toys. And later, watching how children rejoice at gifts, how happiness and a desire to fight for their health light up in them, Jesse realized that she wants to continue to delight the kids.
"It brings me joy, it brings joy to children, that's all there is to know," explains Jesse. Naturally, for a simple waitress, the amount of $ 5,000 is quite a lot. To make this money, Jesse works extra shifts all year. The woman does not have children of her own, but she says, "I have children now - and many," meaning the children who rejoice at her Christmas presents.
“It's amazing that someone is wasting their own energy and their time so that other people's children in the hospital can happily celebrate Christmas,” says one of the hospital's patients. Mom, who has been in the hospital with her one-year-old child for more than a month, is also delighted with Jesse's act: "My son just does not leave this room, it is so important for him now - to have ordinary toys to play with, to distract himself. It's just great."
"When you carry that desire in your heart, you never get tired of work. I really like what I do. I love helping other people," says Jesse. The woman adds that she would like to please the children in the hospital not only at Christmas, but all year round. After she was shown on television, Jesse created a charity account where everyone can donate money to help her buy toys for children throughout the year in various hospitals.
Becca Drake is also happy when she manages to help others, but this girl decided devote yourself to caring for pugs … She now has 30 dogs in her care, and all of them also receive wonderful gifts for Christmas.
Based on materials from dailymail.co.uk