Category «Jessica Kennedy Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker»

Jessica Kennedy the Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker is an award winning and multi published author; a celebrated inspirational, motivational and educational speaker and a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic sharing her experiences at The Quad Spot.

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 …

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 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 …

Skin Health: Eighteen Years Quadriplegic & Zero Bedsores

Ask Cows for Skin Health Tips? Eighteen years ago my first caregiver gave me the best product for skin health. Have you ever heard of bag balm? It is for cow teats to treat chapped teats, but it does wonders for humans. Whenever I have a red spot I slather #BagBalm on that area and …

Prayer Chain

McKinney Courier Gazelle Photo of the Prayer Chain in 1998

For the readers of The Quad Spot and were waiting on the second post that follows Part 1: Urinary Tract Infection. The post Part 2: Pseudomonas Lung Infection I apologize for its delay. Others need something and I will show them how to get it in short prayer.  Since the season to give is Christmas,  my …

Part 2 Finding Assistance Resources for the Disabled, Elderly & Ill

Part 2: #Assistance Resource Ideas  First of all in many instances the chronically ill, disabled, elderly, infirm and others in need of financial and other assistance resources lack the help of family and friends. Organizations are listed that focus on service to their communities and will have assistance resource ideas.  Since many of these people …