Jessi steps up for Starlight

Jessi Parrott on her Starlight wish with Keira Knightley

Jessi straightening upTwenty year old Jessica (Jessi) Parrott is a very special student who is using her degree as impetus for an incredible personal challenge to raise funds for Starlight.  

Jessi suffers from Cerebral Palsy and, as a result of her condition, she uses a wheelchair and has to regularly undergo treatment involving acupuncture, physiotherapy and botox injections to reduce the painful spasms. 

In 2010, Jessi was granted her Starlight wish to meet the actress Keira Knightley, which was a very special occasion for her.  Jessi recently decided that she would like to help Starlight make the dreams of other poorly children come true and, to do so, she has pledged to walk independently to collect her degree certificate when she graduates next year to raise funds for the charity. 

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Jessi Parrott on her Starlight wish with Keira Knightley