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Jennings’s Story

Welcome to the CaringBridge site for Jennings Neel.  We've created it to keep friends and family updated. Jennings is currently in the ICU unit at Children's Hospital, in Dallas, Texas, after being airlifted there from Marshall on Saturday, December 28th.  Jennings has acute pneumonia as a complication from having the flu.  Doctors at Children's determined Jennings needed to be placed on a lung bypass to help her body fight the infection.   Jennings situation is critical, but her family has strong faith in God, knowing He is in control, and remains hopeful that she will recover.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Latest Journal Update

Jennings Bday update

Jennings Mackayla Neel was born on April 10, 1999.

Jennings was named after her great-grandfather:

Dr. Smith Jennings Harlow

Dr. Harlow was a dentist in Waco, TX and my (Dr. Mark Neel's) wife's grandfather. I will let you all figure that out.

Basically...... Jennings is named after her great grandfather on her mother's side.

If you are reading this you are aware of Jennings story. She is 15 years old today. She is doing well and loving life right now.

We have learned that you never take the small things for granted and that when you are a part of THE FAMILY OF GOD all things are possible.

Jennings is a miracle from God and we cannot deny that but she is a 15 year old girl ready to tackle life as usual.

Dana and I have talked with her about her experience but I'm sure she doesn't fully understand how powerful her story is!!

We look forward to sharing her story with whomever is willing to listen because her story is a testament of God's glory.

God asks us to see each day as a new beginning as a testament to HIS glory in our life. Basically, we all have a "birthday" everyday In Christ.

Jennings is a physical testimony to that promise.

God Is So Good!!

Happy Birthday Jennings!

We love you!!

In Christ,

Mark and Dana
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Elizabeth Smith
By Elizabeth Smith
Happy birthday Jennings!!
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missy lee
By JJ and Missy Lee
Happy Birthday!!!
Glynis Ritter
By Glynis
Happy 15TH Birthday, Jennings!!! :)
Lauri Campbell-White
By Lauri, Sam, Chloe, and Campbell White
Happy birthday, Sweet Girl! Hope this birthday is EXTRA special!!!
Amanda Chafton
By Amanda Chafton
Happy birthday!
Debbie Jones
By Debbie Jones
Happy Birthday, Jennings!! Your life is a powerful testament to the power of God in answering prayers. May God bless you with many more years in His service!!!
Faye McIntosh
By Faye McIntosh
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNINGS!!! To God be the Glory - Great things he hath done in Jennings life!!! Her testament will live forever in many hearts and faith renewed in so very many!!
Laura Wood
By Laura Wood
Happy Birthday Jennings! We are all so glad you are home safe and sound - can't wait to see how God uses your testimony in the future! Have a great, blessed day!
Sandy Skipper
By Sandy Skipper
LOVE that lime green birthday cake, Jennings! (I'm sure you do, too!) Have a happy, blessed 15th birthday today!!! Love you much! Aunt Sandy & Uncle Mike
Paula Nichols
By Paula Nichols
Happy Birthday, Jennings!