Congratulations Jess Ellis

By April 23, 2015 Congratulations

Living out of a car and struggling to find enough food to eat every day may seem unthinkable to most of us, but for Jess Ellis it was a real part of growing up. Jess & The Mighty Journey is the third film in the Tales of the One in Ten series which tells a true tale of courage brought to life in animation.

From the age of five, when her mother Sandra developed Multiple Sclerosis, Jess faced a challenging life of extreme disadvantage. Despite this difficult start in life, Jess has turned her life around, thanks to essential support from national children’s education charity The Smith Family. She was able to complete school and enter university. Now, she’s embarking on a journey to become a doctor—with a dream of pioneering techniques that could help find a cure for MS sufferers like her mum.

Jess’ message of hope, is being supported by ‘Studio 10’s’ co-host Sarah Harris, who also dealt with disadvantage as a child. “Jess’ story is an inspiration to everyone,” said Sarah. “People like her are the real heroes. They deserve to have their story heard.”

Tales of the One in Ten animated films are based on the real life stories of children that come through the doors of The Smith Family. There are over 638,000 kids in Australia (that’s one in 10!) that have to deal with some tough issues due to difficult financial circumstances—this shocking statistic is largely unknown in this country.

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