Stevie Wonder Donates $100,000 for Jasmine Faulk

The singer announces his donation on stage with Jasmine and her dad during a performance. Here's an update on Jasmine, too.

On the heels of a large donation from Charlie Sheen, Stevie Wonder gave $100,000 to the Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association for Jasmine Faulk's medical fund.

The announcement of Wonder's donation for the 10-year-old was made Saturday night during Wonder’s 17th Annual House Full of Toys concert at Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. 

Jasmine and her father, Hermosa Beach Police officer Everitt Faulk, who moonlights as security for the famous singer-songwriter, joined Wonder on stage.

A Dec. 19 entry on Jasmine's website says the past week has been difficult for the youngster, who is battling a pediatric cancer called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma: "...our 'little star' Jasmine is really climbing the mountain hard and isn’t feeling very well due to the side effects during this third week of radiation treatments. She is so weak that the doctors cancelled her chemo for this week, although they will continue with the radiation."

The web entry asks for suggestions of classical and ambient music, as Jasmine prefers to have a quiet and peaceful environment right now. She is on a liquid diet.

Visitors to the site can post a message for Jasmine and her team. Joan Darling of Nebraska whose daughter beat the same cancer in 1996 when she was 13, wrote words of support and offered to communicate with Team Jasmine. Darling is president of the board of the Sarcoma Alliance, and chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Patient Advocacy Committee.

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Debra Robertson December 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Stevie Wonder & Charlie Sheen are such wonderful people to want to help this little girl, Jasmine in her cancer fight. Because of their generosity and compassion for her, she now has a chance.
Bon Pierce December 22, 2012 at 09:43 PM
This is an all time favorite of mine. "Nessun dorma" (English: None shall sleep) is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera ... http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=VATmgtmR5o4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVATmgtmR5o4 And lots of Gershwin~ Rhapsody in Blue my all time favorite song.
Guy December 27, 2012 at 05:44 AM
What a great example of generosity and compassion. My prayers are with Jasmine and her family. May all beings be happy and free from suffering.


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