Jenessa's Journey for a cure

November 5th 2013 our world changed in an instant. My Beautiful 14 year old daughter was doing an activity that anyone would consider safe, sit ups. Well my daughter is the perfect example now that exercise can be dangerous. It’s very hard to picture but as she was in the middle of her 1st round of sit ups she quickly went up on her knees to hand me something on the other side of the couch, then quickly went to go back down to do another sit up. Because her actions were so quick she didn’t realize that she had repositioned herself just a smidge, just enough so that when she flew down she slammed the left side of the base of her skull on the corner of the wooden base of the couch. Immediately her right arm was affected. It was like she had a string in her arm and someone pulled it tight, her arm was bent at the elbow, her wrist was bent down, her knuckles were all popped up while her fingers were board straight and her hand was numb. I tried to move a finger but she cried out in pain. This was the beginning of our own personal nightmare. We went straight to the emergency room, where they ran some tests. Then they sent us to the nearest Children’s Hospital where they ran more tests. Everything came back normal, and they sent her home with muscle relaxers saying we think its whiplash. It most definitely was not whiplash.

        Well it is now 8 months later & after 1 C.A.T. scan, 4 M.R.I tests, 3 M.R.A tests, several blood tests, 12 E.R. visits, a trip to Nevada to see a specialist, 3 stays in the Hospital, countless Doctors, losing the ability to move her right arm, ending up in a wheel chair twice, having a constant migraine type headache 24 hours a day, vision changes, having a bad reaction to every medication she has been given, developing red marks/rash on her legs that never seem to go away and for a teenager is a big deal, stomach issues, her ankle turning in sideways and locking for hours at a time, missing 6 months of school & we still don’t have any answers.

Some people don't think I have stressed enough about what has happended to my daughter. I really could fill up a book at this point. But I have a hard time telling everyone about the sleepless nights and scary as heck days of wondering am I gong to lose my little girl. I have faith that God will heel my daughter and that we have gone thru all of this for a reason. But I have to say that this is truly the hardest thing I have gone thru. Even harder than losing My precious daughter Jaidyn. 
        I have had countless days where I am scared I am losing my daughter because nobody can figure out what’s wrong with her. I have finally contacted the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and she is scheduled to see several different Doctors starting September 22nd to help diagnose her. She is also on the canelation list if anything else comes up earlier. Please help us get her to Minnesota and figure out how to help her.
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Wendy Hockett Peterson 
Organizer
Aberdeen, WA
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