A benefit for Jessica will be held on August 13th 4:00 to 10:00 PM at Jefferson High School in Bloomington MN. Donations can be mailed to Jessica Darling Care Fund c/o Chris and Kevin Horrocks 13626 Upton Avenue South, Burnsville MN 55337-2129
Jessica Darling is the twenty-one year daughter of Mark and Kathy Darling. Mark is the co-founder of Evergreen/> Community/> Church/>/> and founder of The Rock. She has one sister, Celeste (who is married to John Rundquist), and two brothers, Jeromy (who is married to Gretchen) and Micah.
Many of you know that for the past two years Jessica Darling has suffered extremely poor health. It originally stemmed from what they thought was the onset of a severe viral infection, which eventually spiraled her health downhill, involving numerous infections and a culmination of compounding health issues. This eventually caused her immune system, as well as other systems, to break down and with that came great levels of pain. Many top medical specialists (even at the Mayo Clinic) got involved and countless tests were taken to nearly no avail. Some of the doctors even tried treating Jessi with some of her prominent problems, which actually weakened her immune system and made her even worse.
This is when they sought out alternative medical help, where she was initially encouraged to start rebuilding her immune system naturally, to help get her body ready for the next phase of possible treatments. She then, more recently, met with a renowned Naturopathic doctor in Tucson, Arizona who was able to run some very specific and in-depth tests that eventually concluded that she has a severe and toxic bacterial invader that has gone systemic and that has been keeping her body totally unbalanced. She most likely contracted this from food poisoning probably two years ago (rather than a virus) and it has gone undetected all this time.
Jessi and her mom flew down to Tucson, Arizona six weeks ago to a naturopathic medical clinic where Jessi is still currently being treated with Ozone-Oxidation therapy to help detoxify her body of the toxins and to also rebuild her immune system with nutritional IV’s and natural supplements. She is seeing some slow, but positive turn-around results happening and is staying hopeful and courageous and desires to honor God through all of this.
This has been a persevering faith journey for Jessi and her entire family, as they continue to trust in God’s sovereign plan and want for His best timing to restore Jessica’s health. The Darling family is very grateful for the way in which people have rallied to share in their burden by all of their heartfelt prayers as well as their active and financial support.