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Josslyn Jacks
J.Jacks
Sarah Johnson as Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jamie Lea Willett
(2009; in Carly's dream)
McKenna and Karleigh Larson (2009-12)
Sarah Johnson (2012-13)
Paige Olivier (2013-present)
Current status Recurring
First appearance October 5, 2009 (in Carly's dream)
Created by Bob Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Profile
Nickname(s) Joss
Alias(es) Josslyn John Jacks (full name)
Namesake(s) John Jacks
John Durant
Gender Female
Born November 3, 2009[1]
(Revised to 2006)
Outside Port Charles, NY
Age 7
Residence 657 Harbor View Road
Port Charles, New York
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Jamie Lea Willett as Josslyn in Carly's dream
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McKenna and Karleigh Larson as Josslyn Jacks

Josslyn John Jacks is the daughter of Carly and Jasper "Jax" Jacks on General Hospital. She was conceived after her parents' remarried and the pregnancy was a miracle due to Carly's previous miscarriages. Josslyn was born on November 3, 2009 while her mother was held hostage by a crazed Claudia Zacchara. In September, the role of Josslyn Jacks was portrayed by Jamie Lea Willet during Carly's dream sequence. She is the third child of Carly's that was successfully born and is Jasper's first living child.

StorylinesEdit

On March 19, 2009, after renewing their vows, Carly and Jax conceive a child during their honeymoon. Upon discovering her pregnancy could cause her a stroke due to her past miscarriages, Carly avoids telling Jax because she wants to their child. In April 2009, after being pushed down a flight of stairs by Claudia Zacchara, but Carly and the baby turn out to be fine. After having a dream sequence about her unborn child, Carly decides to name her child Josslyn John[2]. On October 13, 2009, Carly went in to pre-mature labor in Jake's parking lot but Johnny Zacchara and Coleman Ratcliffe bring Carly to the hospital, where her doctor, Kelly, states that if Carly gives birth naturally, then she and her unborn child would die. The labor was stopped and a date for a C-section was set.

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Josslyn's first Christmas

After being kidnapped and held hostage by Claudia Zacchara in a cabin, Carly went into premature labor and gave birth to her child[3]. Claudia, who had to help Carly give birth when Josslyn got stuck in a breech position, became obsessed with Josslyn and decided to kidnap her. Carly realized what Claudia intended to do, and yelled for Claudia to give her daughter back, but she was too weak to stop her. Just as Claudia was about to leave Carly for dead and take her newborn daughter, Josslyn's older brother, Michael, enters and kills Claudia. Seconds later, Sam McCall and Carly's friend, Jason Morgan arrive and take Carly and Josslyn to the hospital, where the two of them are reunited with Jax and he gets to meet his new daughter. Claudia's corpse was soon buried and the cabin was burned. Ironically, Josslyn and her attempted kidnapper, share the same birthdate[4].  

Carly and Jax's marriage was troubled when Carly discovers Jax's participation in Michael's shooting, ultimately leading Carly to throw Jax out. Carly and Jax reconcile on Thanksgiving Day, 2009. While shopping for a christmas tree on December 21, 2009[5] with her mother, Josslyn's hat gets stolen by a madman named Franco, whose obsession with her godfather Jason Morgan, leads Franco to take Carly hostage on January 4, 2010[6], leaving Jax to find baby Josslyn alone in her crib with graffiti on it.

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Josslyn spends time with mom, Carly.
Sparrowhawk8Added by Sparrowhawk8

Josslyn was christened on January 29, 2010 [7] with Jason Morgan and Lulu Spencer named godparents[8]. Following the christening, Carly separates from Jax and moves in with Jason after discovering that Jax had planned to frame Carly's ex-husband Sonny for Claudia's murder. The two renconcile later, but Jax's ex-wife Brenda Barrett comes back and creates problems for both of them. On November 16, 2010, Carly walks in on Jax's dangerous brother, Jerry Jacks, holding Josslyn. Jerry makes it clear he won't hurt Josslyn, but he won't have the same courtesy for Carly or Brenda. Eventually, Jax and Carly separate again. Jax later moves out so Carly will stay away from the mob violence, but ends up taking Josslyn with him when Carly will not steer clear of Sonny.

On March 21, 2011 Carly, Jax and Michael were stunned when Josslyn was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney cancer in both of her kidneys. Their only options where chemotherapy or organ donation and both Carly and Jax were opposed to chemotherapy. They did not want to expose young Josslyn to such poisonous chemicals at such a young age and were determined to find her a donor. A devastated Carly asks Jason, whose son Jake had just died due to a hit-and-run accident, if he would consider donating Jake's kidneys to Josslyn to save her life. Jason agreed to talk with Lucky and Elizabeth, and when he approached Elizabeth at first she angrily refused. But after Jason talked with Lucky, Lucky talked with Elizabeth and convinvced her that this could make Jake's life meaningful. Eventually she came around and both Lucky and Elizabeth agreed to sign the papers for the organ donation. Josslyn was given Jake's kidneys and the transplant saved her life.

Soon after Josslyn recovered, Jax and Carly filed for divorce. Then, Jax began his mission to obtain sole custody of her. However, Carly was only willing to share custody. Jax, afraid of Josslyn's life being in danger (because of Sonny and Jason), sued for sole custody. Carly and Jax met with their court-appointed mediator on July 6, and Carly lost her temper with the mediator because she accused Michael of being a danger to Josslyn. On July 19, Carly received full custody of Josslyn after Jax was arrested for assault and drug possession (after he was framed by Sonny).

On August 5, 2011, Jax breaks into Carly's house and kidnaps Josslyn. His car breaks down in-front of Robin Drake's house. Carly's friend, Shawn Butler, picks up Josslyn and takes her home. At the same time, Sonny shows up and pulls a gun on Jax. Sonny accidentally shoots Robin in the arm. While leaving town, Jax is presumed dead in a plane crash. It is then revealed he is alive.

In August 2012, Ewen Keenan kidnapped Josslyn from her home on the orders of her criminal uncle Jerry Jacks and took her to Wyndemere, where Jerry injected his niece with an unknown substance (revealed to be an inoculation against the dangerous pathogen her uncle Jerry would later release into the Port Charles water supply.) The injection caused Josslyn to spike an extremely high fever and she was admitted to General Hospital. Josslyn later recovered. In August 2013, Carly mentioned that Josslyn was in Australia with Jax and would be staying with him for a month. After spending Halloween in Port Charles, where she dressed as an ear of corn, she went back to stay with Jax in Australia.

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Almost kidnapped by Claudia Zacchara after she was born [Nov 2009]
  • Threatened by Franco many times
  • Diagnosed with stage 5 kidney cancer in both of her kidneys [Mar 2011]
  • Had a kidney transplant that saved her life [Mar 2011]
  • "Kidnapped" by her half-brother, Morgan Corinthos and his cousin, Molly Lansing-Davis [Jul 2011]
  • Kidnapped by her father, Jax after her mother got sole custody [Aug 2011]
  • Kidnapped by Ewen Keenan under the orders of her criminal uncle, Jerry Jacks [Aug 2012]
  • Injected with an unknown substance that caused her to spike an extremely high fever [Aug 2012; revealed to be an inoculation against the dangerous pathogen her uncle Jerry would later release into the Port Charles water supply]

Family treeEdit

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Durant
   
   
Jackie
Durant
   
   
Tim
Spencer
   
   
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Eckert
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
John
Durant
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Bobbie
Spencer
   
   
John
Jacks
   
   
Jane
Jacks
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Benson
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Jacks
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Photo galleryEdit

  • Carly finds out she's pregnant!!
  • Carly in the hospital
  • Carly faints
  • Michael and a pregnant Carly
  • Josslyn's parents
  • Carly in the hospital after falling down the stairs
  • Carly goes into pre-mature labor
  • Carly goes into labor while being kidnapped by Claudia
  • Carly in labor
  • Carly gives birth
  • Baby Josslyn
  • Josslyn meets big brother, Morgan
  • Jax and Joss
  • Carly and Joss
  • Jax, Carly and Joss
  • Josslyn meets her uncle Jason
  • Josslyn meets Sonny
  • Josslyn meets Lady Jane
  • Josslyn and big brother, Michael (Garrett)
  • Josslyn's first Christmas
  • Sam, Jason and Josslyn
  • Josslyn and her big brother, Michael (Duell)
  • Franco and Josslyn
  • Josslyn has cancer
  • Josslyn, Ewen and Jerry
  • Josslyn and her uncle Jerry
  • Josslyn is sick again

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