Jill (Mathisrud) Laux grew up in Minneapolis and Mendota Heights, Minnesota. She attended Henry Sibley High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is a daughter, sister, wife and a magnificent mother of two adorable boys, aged seven and three.
On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:15 AM, Jill was found in her home with no pulse and no respiration. She was immediately rushed to the ER where she was put on a ventilator and placed in a medically induced coma. Jill spent seven days under heavy sedation while her heart rested and the hospital staff looked for a way to preserve her brain function and fix her heart.
After seven days she was weaned off the sedatives and opened her eyes. The breathing tube was removed and her family watched in optimistic anticipation as her heart rate remained consistent, her blood pressure didn’t drop and she immediately began responding to instructions. Several days later she was fully-conscious and removed from the ICU.
An earlier MRI showed damage to her Hippocampus which has predictably led to some memory loss but there’s no doubt her sense of humor didn’t go anywhere.
President Lincoln said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.“ So that’s exactly what we’re going to do.