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Jodi’s Story
On  Sunday,  July 15th at 7:54 my beautiful sister Jodi suffered a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.  (SCAD).  I brought her to St. John ’s hospital and she was transferred to St. Joes where they performed a procedure to put in three stints.  We were told all was good and she would be home on Tuesday.  During the night, she suffered a couple of blood clots and was transferred to The University of MN Medical Center for Level 1 Critical Care.  Many ups and downs but we're holding on to the ups, the positives.  Those positives are:  she is young and strong with no serious underlying medical issues, she has no risk factors for heart disease, she is opening her eyes and following commands so they are sure there is no brain damage.   Most importantly, she has a strong faith in God.  He is going to give us a miracle of a full recovery.  We have had such a wonderful outpouring of love and support.  THANK YOU!  I will keep you updated as often as I can.    Please post encouraging words and please, please, take a moment right now and say a prayer....

Newest Update

Journal entry by Dana Jacobs

At the beginning of a new year, we tend to look at the past and think of the negative, think of the reasons why we're glad it's over.  Writing in my journal this morning, that's exactly what I did.  I mean, why wouldn't I?  My sister's life dangled by a thread for months, I spent weeks sleeping on a couch in a hospital.  I listened to family members of other patients tell their own horrific stories.  I saw people grieve over loved ones lost.

But was it really horrible?  Well, yes.  But look at Jodi now.  She is better than ever with a renewed faith and a miracle to call her own.  So many people came and prayed for her.  So many people who hadn't prayed in a long time.  People who were non-believers became believers - they witnessed God moving mountains.  Perhaps this was the plan all along?  I am reminded of the biblical story of Esther.  King Xerxes, her husband, was going to kill all the Jews in the land (Esther was Jewish but the King didn't know it).  Esther's cousin Mordecai asked her to talk to her husband and convince him not to do it.  She was afraid that by doing so, she herself would be killed.  Then Mordecai said, "Who knows if perhaps you were made Queen for such a time as this?"  Esther 4:14

Who knows why things happen? I don't.  But I do know this.  My sister is alive and thriving.  She is back to work, she is telling her story and God is being glorified. Looking back on the year, I am reminded of the blessings God promised us and I am grateful.  In 2019 I plan to complain less, look to Heaven more and tell people each and every day, how much I love them.  

For those of you who don't know the end of Esther's story, she did go talk to the King and the Jews were saved.  Turns out, she was exactly where God wanted her.  She saved her people...., just saying...  Have a Happy and Blessed New Year my friends.
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