As many of you know & for those who don't-JJ's story can only be described as a series of miracles!
On the morning of Feb.23rd-she decided to drive herself to the hospital near her Bradenton home after battling a severe headache that started the night before.
She found out early the next morning-after a brain scan-an unknown aneurysm burst & it was leaking in her brain.She was then ambulanced to nearby Tampa General-only one of two places in the country that could perform the surgery needed to save her life!
True to her spirited nature & zest for life-she not only came through this dangerous surgery(only 10% survive)with the damage repaired-but she was updating-posting pics & funnies-just a few hours after(now that's our JJ!)
To everyone's surprise and amazement she was released & sent home on March 7th...never having to do one day of the "step-down" protocol of ER care she was told would take several months or the probable physical therapy that might take years to complete.
However,there is a catch!!
This type of brain injury is very unpredictable and will be a "one day at a time-wait & see" situation!!
The prognosis for a full recovery is expected but will likely be travelled down a long and possibly-winding road...she will need the help of her friends and family! She has not yet been told when she can drive or return to work...things we all take for granted!
She's wanted to update & thank each & every one of you but due to headaches & blurred vision(common side-effects)& her surgeon's strong recommendation-she's (begrudgingly) decided to give the posting,texting & herself a rest-at least until the headaches are better managed!
She promises to update frequently and we will post via her FB page & GoFund site until she's ready to take back over!
Again-she & her family have expressed how very blessed & grateful they are by the overwhelming flow of love from you all!
So,let's continue to show our support...she has mounting medical expenses and day to day living costs and her family will be taking off work-driving the long distances back & forth....whatever it takes to meet her needs!
We all want her concentrating on a fast & full recovery-not worrying about how to pay all the bills,expenses,etc...and,once again-your love,Prayers & support are requested on her behalf!
Any donation-no matter how big or small-will make a huge difference in the quality of her recovery & care!
JJ & her family send all of you their heartfelt thanks,gratitude & love!
They promise to be back in touch just as soon as possible!
SO...LET'S KEEP THE MIRACLE GOING!!!
Thank you everyone in advance for donating & please don't forget to share!
- John McCarthy
- DAVID HURT
- Ellen Beal
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