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On Saturday, May 21st around noon, Jen was involved in an accident. She was hit by a Chicago Public Sanitation truck that jumped the curb going about 50 mph. He hit into a group of a dozen people leaving 8 injured. According to news reports Jen was considered the most critical at the scene. She had just left the park with the baby, Tyler, who she nannies for and was heading to their home. Fortunately, she was able to push the stroller out of the way and protect Tyler from serious injury. She is currently in the ICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

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Jennifer has been working hard during her stay at RIC. She has had therapy for 3-4 hours everyday and they have been impressed with her strength and her determination. She ... Read more

Betsy Seibert signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Good Morning Jen!! This is my first time at this, so (as my daughter would say, "You're doing it all wrong, MOM!) please forgive me if it's not in the proper ... Read more

donna robinson signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Hey Jen, I don't know if we have met at nanny conferences or not but just read about this on Facebook.  I hope by now you are starting the long road back to walking. ... Read more

Stephen Dewart signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Jen, I was in the accident with you -- in fact, you and I were the ones pinned underneath the truck together. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and the others ... Read more

Brenda Theroff signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Dear Jen, I saw your story on the news.  I can relate to you in so many ways.  I remember when my two sons were little and caring for them.  So much can happen in any ... Read more

Barbara Casey signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Jeni,   I was your fourth-grade teacher at St. E's.  I just saw your story on the local Kansas City news and wanted to let you know how very sorry I am to hear of your ... Read more

Leeann Chang signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

HI Jen, I know we never really officially met, but I wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers. Rich did really well at RIC and we know you will too! Rich is ... Read more

Barbara Varhol signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

What an inspiration you are to all of us.  Not only did you perform a heroic act pushing that precious little girl out of the way but your steadfast determination to heal ... Read more

Jerry Haake signed Jennifer, Jen, Jeni's Guestbook.

Jen, keeping your continued progress in our prayers.  We will be in Chicago for a week and hope to get your apartment address & phone # to call and visit while we ... Read more

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