When Jessica Purcell was nine weeks pregnant with her second child, she found out she had cancer. But thankfully, although she immediately underwent surgery and chemo (12 rounds while pregnant) her son Jameson was born happy and healthy in March of 2019.

However, her cancer treatment left her without the ability to breastfeed. Totally dry. Because she didn’t qualify for the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida, a friend gave her some of her own breast milk. And it was at that moment that she realized she could ask for donations:

Within a day of her post, women across the country had shared the post thousands of times. And “Purcell knows she is not the only one who could use the help. She wants to encourage all women to donate if they can.”1

Purcell says, “Don’t just let your milk go bad – do something with it.”1

If you are in the Tampa Bay area, want to help, and can donate to Purcell, please contact her through Facebook (click on the post above to go to her Facebook page).


  1. WFTS Tampa Bay, ABC