Jessica "Jess" Ditlevson

First post: Jan 30, 2019 Latest post: Feb 10, 2019

On Sunday night, January 27th, 2019, Jessica "Jess" Ditlevson started feeling ill.  Thinking she needed to get a breath of fresh air, she and her boyfriend Jamie and her daughter Kaya drove to get something to eat for dinner in Byron.  Just as they reached Byron, Jess unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest.  Jamie and her courageous daughter immediately began performing CPR on her until first responders arrived shortly after their 911 call.  An unbelievable team of first responders were able to stabilize her condition and she was rushed by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester MN.  She underwent emergency surgery to correct a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) induced heart attack.  She was sedated after surgery and is slowly beginning her recovery.  We will keep updating her journal so that everyone can stay informed of her recovery progress.   Please keep Jessica and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through her journey to recovery.