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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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Jan Hall
By Jan Hall, Southwest Airlines more thing: *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* *J*E*N*N*I*N*G*S*!!!!!
Jan Hall
By Jan Hall, Southwest Airlines
Every Prayer Warrior at Southwest Airlines is thrilled that Jennings is slowly starting a "normal" routine of living. We would LuV to know more about the many miracles that occurred when she was so sick. Jennings doesn't realize how many people her life impacted when she was flown to Children's and began the treatment that would save her life. From her miracles, comes hope for others who are facing situations where there doesn't seem to be a way to overcome but God makes a way! Keep the updates coming. If not on CaringBridge, then perhaps another website or blog. Hugs to you all and especially Jennings!
anita jones
By anita jones
Happy birthday Jennings.