Category «quadriplegic»

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 …

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 …

Part 1: Touch Sensation- Put Yourself in Her Chair and Roll Around a While

Touch Sensation for Jessica Kennedy DAWS My touch sensation of differs due to the #stroke and #quadriplegia.  I have  a limited #sensation of touch in my face, left arm and hand.  When I hold a school visit I use exercises like those described below to help children understand  how my sensation of touch is. Touch Sensation …