Joyful Experience Team

Inspired by David Justus, who died after a nearly two-year battle with glioblastoma, JET seeks to create joyful experiences for families struggling with brain cancer, a chance to enhance their lives with experiences that are rich in love and will be treasured for all time. To Learn more visit the JET Home page.  

JET ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS:

SPRING 2023
The JET team created a joyful experience for a 7-year-old brain cancer patient and her mom to see the Gazillion Bubble Show on Broadway. Through generous donations, the JET team provided:

– Front row seats to the show
– Round-trip VIP transportation
– Bubble merch – tee shirts and a bubble maker
– Lunch after the show at a restaurant of their choice
– Their favorite snacks to eat during the performance
The patient’s mom shared: “Thanks again for everything!! Kay had a wonderful time and loved every minute! I’m beyond grateful and appreciative!”


WINTER 2022-23
The JET team created a joyful experience for a 19-year-old cancer patient and her family to root for their favorite hockey team, the NY Islanders, at a home game. Through generous donations in collaboration with Making Headway, the JET team coordinated:

– Great seats to a game
– Islanders Merch, including the jersey of her favorite player along with cozy Islanders socks, hat, and sweatpants
– Food and drinks at the game

During our zoom call, the patient’s mom commended JET on the great work and expressed her deep appreciation.  She followed up with an email:  “I just wanted to make sure you know how thankful I am for what the boys did for Adrianna. That was so, so nice. You are all a wonderful group of boys and mothers. It was nice meeting you all.  Thank you for making Adrainna feel so special.”


WINTER 2022
The JET team created a joyful experience for an 11-year-old cancer patient and his family at Madison Square Garden. Through generous donations from the Garden of Dreams, and monies raised via their school community, family, and friends, the JET team met the family and provided a VIP experience including:

– Sitting courtside to watch the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors warm up
– Full access to the Delta Club for complementary food and drinks
– Personalized Knicks jerseys for the whole family and additional money to purchase gear of their choosing
– Personalized Christmas stockings stuffed with gifts for the whole family, including NBA2K2023 and a beautiful family-picture ornament
– Transportation reimbursement

Our Knicks liaison shared: “You guys are the true heroes. You’re able to connect families…with experiences like never before. The real shout out goes to Oliver and his friends for continuing to drive the JET mission.”


SPRING 2022

The JET team created a joyful experience for a 15 year old brain cancer patient and his family at Yankees Stadium. Through generous donations from the Yankees organization, their school community, family and friends, the JET team provided:

– field level seats in the Legends Suite with unlimited food and drinks
– transportation reimbursement
– a gift card to buy Yankees gear for the whole family
– a private tour of the grounds and the museum
– a welcome message for them on the Jumbotron
– custom shirts with their names and the Yankees logo
– an enlarged, framed photo of the family to commemorate their special experience.

The patient’s mom shared: “Thank you so much for all you have done for us. We are grateful !”

For more information, or to get involved, please contact Rachel Justus at rachjustus@yahoo.com.