About A Heart Above

My Story

My name is Jessica Jone. I am an Independent Consultant with Paparazzi Accessories. In August my youngest son left for college and I became an empty nester. I now have some free time to explore my creative side and find new adventures. Becoming a consultant allowed me freedom to do both.

In 2002, I lost my daughter to a congenital heart defect (CHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). In short she had half a heart. As I watched my 2 older sons grow and mark their milestones I always knew my daughter wouldn’t. As much as I celebrated their big steps, half of my own heart ached. In 2011, I discovered I too had a CHD which required a piece of mesh be inserted into the middle of my heart which was the second CHD my daughter was diagnosed with. As I walked through my diagnosis I could relate to what my daughter must have endured which escalated my own grief all over again.

I share all this to say one of my biggest push towards finding a second income for myself was to fund a scholarship that I would like to offer someone in the Class of 2020. I chose this class because this would have been my daughter’s graduating class. A portion of my earnings will be donated towards creating this scholarship. The other portion I will be reinvesting into my PapaMAZING $5 jewelry need!!

I have been a fan of Paparazzi Accessories for just a few short months but my desire to be a part of this amazing team was a calling I couldn’t ignore. I know the income I make from this adventure is exactly what I’ve been searching for to fund my desire to create a scholarship in my daughter’s honor.