Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesseca was struck by a vehicle turning into her driveway on 8/1/2019 in the evening. She was then airlifted to North Memorial Hospital, and is currently in critical condition in the ICU. She has internal bleeding, injuries to multiple organs, and collapsed lungs. 

Friends are more more than welcome to come, however only family is able to see her until further notice. 

Please see this site for more updates updates and information. 

-Darcy (Mom), Scott (Dad), Randa (Sister)
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Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesse is currently being medically sedated due to not being able to breathe on her own. She is going in for further X-rays to exam her broken pelvis, and a trauma team meeting will be held around 10:30am to establish further details and a plan. 

However, when the doctors lighten and back off of her sedation, she opens her eyes for a few seconds, and dozes back off. 

Visitors are more than welcome to come and see her, talking to her encourages her to move her body and limbs. 

We want to thank you all as a family for all the love love and support we are all getting from communities in all different places. We will keep you updated as new information comes. 

Scott, Darcy, Miranda 

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesse will be going into surgery sometime this mid afternoon for her pelvis injuries (surgery will last approx. 2 hours). She has multiple broken ribs in multiple places on each side, an injured spleen and liver as well as a broken right clavicle which will be assessed post surgery and once she wakes up. 

She will stay ventilated for a few more days unless vitals become better and she becomes more stable. 

Visitors are allowed to visit between now until 2:30pm ish, give or take. And then from after surgery until 9pm. She is located at North Memorial Hospital in the ICU Department, 5th floor room 74.

Thank you all again so much. 

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesseca has just entered orthopedic surgery to fix her pelvis. The surgery should take about 2 hours, give or take. We feel very lucky to be in a hospital such as this one, as every has been so nice and helpful to us all. 

However, we are asking at this time that all friends/visitors wait until tomorrow as this is a difficult and stressful time. It is just reaching the 24 hour mark of her accident, Day 1 of recovery. We would like this evening to be surrounded by close family members (in addition, visiting hours are only until 9pm and Jesseca needs time to rest). 

On a good note, Jesseca was responding to small commands (giving a thumbs up) and squeezing hands as people talk to her! Her eyes will flutter as well! 

Thank you all for your respect, prayers, gifts, cards, flowers, etc etc. We truly feel loved and touched by you all!

People are more than welcome to visit tomorrow between the hours of noon-9pm. 

Lastly, Jesseca’s GoFundMe link is posted and is sky rocketing. We want to thank you all for that as well as it takes some worry and stress off of the difficult process.

-The Overland Family 

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Good evening to all, 
Jesseca’s pelvis surgery went extremely well! She did amazing and handled everything. She is resting comfortably in her room in the ICU with Aunt Laura playing music off of her Spotify. 

She is still unconscious, however. Our next steps are to slowly have her get off the sedation and see how she continues to respond. 

Just an FYI when visitors come, we are trying to only allow up to 4 people at a time in the room with her. Thank you for your respect. 💜 
(noon-9pm tomorrow) 

-Scott, Darcy, Randa, Jesseca

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Friends and family, we encourage you to use this site for accurate information regarding Jesseca’s accident, injuries, and road to recovery. 

Jesseca’s ventilation tube was removed as a trial to see if she is able to breathe on her own. She is showing signs of breathing on her own, and if she continues to show she is strong enough to breath on her own, the doctors will decide later this afternoon whether or not to remove the tube completely or not. 

She is responding better to commands, however continues to remain unconscious. When the nurse asked, “Jesseca, are you in any pain? If so, squeeze my hand”. Jesseca immediately squeezed the nurses hand hard. We feel like this is the first step to her being able to communicate with us since the accident. 

The doctors are also backing off her sedatives to see if we can get more interactions with her. This will all be decided later this afternoon. 

-The Overland’s

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesseca was fighting to breathe on her own so the docs took her tube out! She is breathing on her own as of now and is resting well. We are sorry to inform those who were planning on visiting later today but we are respectively asking to just be with her as a family for the rest of the day. We will update today and tomorrow for visiting. 

Shes a fighter! That tube was going to come out whether the doctor did it or Jesseca got ahold of it! 


Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesseca had a very eventful day!

Getting the breathing tube out allowed some relief to her, however her pain levels seem to be immensely high (who’s wouldn’t with multiple broken ribs and two collapsed lungs?). She still is not completely conscious, but she is awake more often now and responds to many commands and is fighting hard to communicate.

We anticipate that she will need to rest most of the incoming days now, so we are limiting visiting hours with her dramatically. Tomorrow, we ask that if you are going to visit, you come between the hours of 3-7pm. However, like today, these hours could change and we might stop them completely for the day. Jesseca’s rest is top priority right now. 

Seeing the amount of people stop by not only for her, but for our family as warmed our hearts incredibly. The amount of people asking how they can help is enormous, and we truly feel thankful for you all! 

We will continue to update as much as we can. Thank you for your patience, respect, prayers and support. 

-Overland Family

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

The doctors warned us that this was going to be a long, painful and difficult process. None of us truly slept well, and haven’t been sleeping knowing the amount of pain this accident has caused Jesseca. 

Due to the risk of her possibly having to have her breathing tube put back in, Jesseca needs to rest and start phase one of recovery. We are asking that as of now until further, no visitors will be allowed to see Jesseca besides family members. 

Thank you for your cooperation and respect. 

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Today was a very “rocky” day for Jesseca. She started out very strong as they took her completely off of narcotics and was even able to say a few words. She knew her mom, dad, and even had a few “choice words” with her sister ;). I’ll take it! 

However, after having PT and a very tiring day, the doctors chose to put the breathing tube back in as her lungs are too weak. They will go back to sedating her more now in order to make her feel comfortable. She needs to heal and get stronger before they take it off permanently. 

Because of this again, we ask that only family is allowed to see and visit. We will continue to update on this site. 

-The Overlands

Journal entry by Miranda Overland

Jesseca was able to spend the weekend in Duluth visiting me (Miranda), and other friends she went to high school with. Finally experiencing and participating in “normal” 19 year old things! 

In addition, we thought it would be time to share more photos of the car since there have been many requests. Yes it is hard for us as a family to look at, but we also want others to remember what can happen out on the road and to always drive safe. 

You can see in the pictures there is absolutely no room between what should have been the drivers side door, and the center console. Her driver’s side tires, both front and back, are still intact. One airbag went off. Etc etc. 

Thank you to those who continue to donate to her gofundme, and please remember to always drive safe! 
-The Overlands
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Jesseca’s Story

Site created on August 1, 2019

August 1st, 2019 approximately 4:30pm, Jesseca was T-boned by a truck as she was pulling into her driveway. She was then airlifted to North Memorial Hospital where she is being treated in the ICU & Rehab departments. She suffered 12 broken ribs, a broken clavicle, a fractured pelvis in 3 places, both lungs collapsed and grade 2 injuries to her spleen and liver. 

Jesseca is very lucky to be alive, and we thank you all for your continuous prayers, support and strength. Please follow this site for updates on her journey to recovery.