JoyJars creator-CNNheroPhotoJessica Rees was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 11.

When she saw other children having to stay in the hospital, she wanted to help “make them happier, because I know they’re going through a lot,” she said.

So she started making JoyJars — containers full of toys, stickers, crayons, anything that might brighten a child’s day.

“She was really particular about what would go in the jars,” said her mother, Stacey. “It had to be something cool, it couldn’t be cheap or flimsy.”

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