Over the last year, 13-year-old Jayci Glover has been been through chemotherapy and more than 40 rounds of radiation for a rare form of terminal lymphoma. Treatment has kept her mostly in Salt Lake City, about five hours away from her small hometown of Kanab, Utah. A few weeks ago, though, Jayci's family decided to bring her home, where she'd be more comfortable and able to spend time with friends and family. Upon her arrival, Jayci received a hero's welcome from her community.
Last week, Jayci gave a give back to her town. She decided to use her Make-A-Wish not for any personal dream, but to buy her high school a new scoreboard for the gymnasium. At a February 12 Kanab High School basketball game, the Make-A-Wish foundation gave the principal a $7,500 check—in Jayci's name. The boy's basketball team expressed their admiration and care for Jayci by donning black t-shirts reading "Fight Like Jayci" and giving her a rose and hug or kiss before the game.