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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