Grace Experienced By Jessica Kennedy

A thorn is placed in Paul’s side. He asks God to remove it three times. My thorn was ventilator-dependence and quadriplegia. In contrast to Paul, I rejected that His grace was sufficient and asked far more than three times for the thorn to be removed. God’s Will & Grace or Jessica’s Will? Upon waking from …

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy is Able to Speak

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy Speaks Can you imagine always having to wait a few minutes before you can speak? Learn about how people who are ventilator-dependent like Jessica Kennedy struggle to speak. Many people can’t speak or speak clearly due to a stroke, a debilitating illness, birth defect, T B I (traumatic brain injury) or …

Jessica Kennedy’s Journey to Accepting Being Disabled

  Happiness regardless of being disabled required accepting my disabilities.  Discovery of who I was after the stroke and acceptance of my disabilities was a long journey. I couldn’t have done it without God and His promise of eternal salvation. Prior to my stroke, I believed in God, but that was about it. Even Satan …

Go Fund Me Fundraiser Tips

A successful Go Fund Me campaign takes preparation and hard work. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned that with determination, computer and the internet anything can be learned. First and foremost, do your homework, because anything worth doing is worth doing well. I want everything NOW or sooner, but if …

Computer Died

Won’t be able to post for awhile, because my computer died. June 8, 2017 Update I have missed writing on my blog and will be back soon, but I still don’t have a new computer.

Brain stem Stroke or Infarction and Herniation

  Late Tuesday night I had a brain stem stroke or infarction and herniation then a pulmonary arrest from increased ICP. Then Wednesday around 5:00 am my general practitioner (doctor) arrived for the first time. He approved the transfer to Medical City of Dallas. The neurosurgeon and neurologist on staff at that hospital immediately performed …

Part 2 Bacterial Pneumococcal Spinal Meningitis

Bacterial spinal meningitis can cause symptoms such as seizures and coma as well as various complications, including brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities.  Furthermore bacterial spinal meningitis occurs in 4,100 people a year in the USA and approximately 500 people die. Risk Factors of Bacterial Spinal Meningitis Age –  Children under five, pregnant women, …

Part 1 Bacterial Pneumococcal Spinal Meningitis

Bacterial Spinal meningitis has symptoms similar to a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection. Misdiagnosis of spinal meningitis may have deadly consequences. College freshman that live in dormitories are three times more likely to catch #SpinalMeningitis than young adults in the general population. Since three out of five adolescents that survive meningitis have significant physical …

February Computer Spring Cleaning

th My computer file organization lacked structure. I am an author, blogger, patient and disability advocate and professional speaker. . Since I have multiple interests including polymer clay, jewelry design, the holocaust, Christianity,  social media and educating myself about ever- changing technology, as well as, reading three books or more a week. Of course I …