Jenny Burns Medical Crisis

In December of 2010 my cousin Jennifer became pregnant with twin girls. Early on in her pregnancy, Jennifer developed a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which she had throughout the duration of her pregnancy.  She was physically sick on a daily basis while being fed through a pic line. She had a home health nurse coming to the house on a weekly basis along with numerous hospital stays with everything from infections to dehydration. When Jenny was 32 weeks into her pregnancy, she was hospitalized once again for dehydration. While there, the doctors discovered she was in need of a blood transfusion.

On July 14, 2011 she developed preeclampsia. With her increased heart rate, the doctors decided it was necessary to deliver her twin girls that evening, 8 weeks early via cesarean section.  Both girls were admitted to the NIC unit for the next 4 weeks while Jennifer was sent to the intensive care unit for shortness of breath and erratic heartbeat. Later that day she was rushed to Christ Hospital where she underwent emergency heart surgery. She was put on a heart pump and lung machine to keep her alive, and is currently on a transplant list for a new heart.

As of recently, Jennifer has taken great strides and was taken off the machines, her body doing  its own work, however she is not yet out of the woods. She is still in need of a transplant and is still currently receiving home health care. Last week, her husband Michael was laid off due to the economy. As you can imagine, they are facing insurmountable medical bills.

We as a family decided to create a donation page in the hopes that some of us who love them, or that are more fortunate may be able to make a donation, of any size to help them.

If there is anything you can give, $5.00 - $25.00 "“ it would be forever appreciated.

Thank you,

The Burns, Moran, Parsons  & O'Donnell Families.

  • Ellie and Matt 
    • $20 
    • 114 mos
  • Susan Abraham 
    • $50 
    • 117 mos
  • Julie Odeshoo 
    • $100 
    • 118 mos
  • Mike Odeshoo 
    • $100 
    • 118 mos
  • Anthony Odeshoo 
    • $200 
    • 118 mos
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Dana O'Donnell 
Des Plaines, IL
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