As of Wednesday, she will finally be free of the IV pole and free of the brain tumour that has kept her in hospital for three months.

"On Monday, we found out from the MRI there is no sign of the tumour whatsoever in her brain. I cried and cried all day. Jessica kept saying, why is everyone crying,'' said Jessica's mother Amber Wilcox.

Amber Wilcox says their lives were turned upside down this summer when Jessica was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, one so rare that only two other people have ever been given the same diagnosis.

Jessica had to leave her life behind in Victoria to come to Vancouver for surgery and grueling rounds of chemotherapy

Two weeks ago, the family was anxiously awaiting the MRI to see if the chemo had shrunk the tumour.

They expected it to shrink, but they didn't expect it to be gone. The doctor had to go down to make sure it was the right chart. He didn't believe it was gone.

Wilcox says her daughter is a fighter, and she always felt Jessica would get through it.

But it's been hard for at times for Jessica to cope and understand what's going on.

There were emotional days when she lost her hair and couldn't go to school. When Halloween came, she couldn't be there either.

Jessica still has three rounds of chemotherapy to go as a precaution and will stay in Vancouver until the spring

For her part, Jessica is a bit camera shy. But when asked to say what she's most looking forward to when she goes back home to Victoria, the response isn't surprising: "My party and my girl's sleepover,'' she said.

Amber Wilcox says she can't explain why the tumour is gone.

"She's our miracle child. She was put on this earth for a reason,'' she said.

With a report by CTV British Columbia's Leah Hendry.