$3,695 of $3,500
41 donations

This fundraiser ended on 10/01/12

Create a fundraiser like this

Help celebrate Jessie's 24th Birthday on September 30th by donating $24!!!

Jessica suffered a seizure in April 2012. After following up with a neurologist, she was diagnosed with a brain AVM. After many tests and a previously scheduled embolization on July 31st (which didn't happen!), Jessica finally made it to the OR on August 14, 2012. Jessica was taken back for her surgery around 8 AM at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After waiting nearly 3 hours, the doctors came out to advise our family that things did not go as planned. Jessica suffered a substantial brain bleed and stroke. She is still intubated (breathing tube) to assist her breathing for the time being. Her most recent CT scan shows bleeding and swelling in her brain (though blood is being reabsorbed). The doctors are treating her aggressively for the stroke. Currently she has no feeling or movement on her right side (Thank goodness she's a lefty!!). The doctors are hopeful that because of her age she should regain sensation on the right side....fingers crossed! She is one of the strongest people we know and has youth on her side - but any and all prayers will help Jessica on this journey ahead of her. Although Jessica has medical insurance (and a very supportive employer), she will still have substantial medical costs. For this reason, if you are able to make a monetary contribution it is greatly appreciated! There will be many phases to Jessie's recovery (NCCU, Neuro-stepdown unit, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab). This will be the first of three fundraising campaigns to assist Jessie with the mounting medical costs and more importantly, her road to recovery!!! It will end the day after Jessie's 24th Birthday. We know Jessie loves her family and friends immensely and would love to hear from all of you. Please feel free to post messages (HUGS) here or mail cards to: 2179 Historic Dr Forest Hill, MD 21050 (If you would prefer to make a donation by check, you are welcome to send it to the same address). THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the prayers you continue to send up for Jessica! All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!! Please continue to follow Jessies journey at:

View more


Supporter activity

Login to post a comment
or Login