Thursday, January 31, 2008

Active Adventist #5?

Four years ago, our very own Julie Jessop went to work her 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift as a trauma nurse in the neuro-intensive care unit at Toledo Hospital. After working Saturday night, she slept in late on Sunday and woke up with a severe headache that would not go away. After walking upstairs to her bedroom to take Tylenol, she suddenly heard a fluttering in her ears and sat down immediately. After realizing she was unable to stand up, she called for her family and they called the EMS to transport her back through the doors of Toledo Hospital, but this time she was a patient. Within a few minutes of her arrival, she found that she had a ruptured brain aneurysm. That same evening she had a consultation with a neurosurgeon and by early Monday morning, an aneurysm clipping.

After being admitted to the acute care hospital for four weeks at Toledo Hospital, Jessop was transported to the inpatient rehabilitation hospital for six weeks at Flower Hospital because most of the left side of her body was numb. After spending her time in physical and occupational therapy, Jessop realized she could not return to nursing at the emergency center.

So she chose to go back to school and is studying to get a master of science degree in nursing education so she can return to nursing as an instructor. WTG Julie!!! We’re so proud of you!!! Click the pic to read the rest of article from the UT News newspaper.


Arden said...

This is such an inspiring story, Mike! Thanks for posting.

Mega WTGs to Julie!

She is an inspiration, an incon of incredible courage, unstoppable determination and the living result of believing prayers of others. Gentle and loving, Julie taught all of us how to have peace in the middle of adversity!

Mega WTGs, also to family, especially to hubby Leonard, who offered passionate and continous prayers, and never doubted that God would heal! He is an impressive icon of husbandly devotion, resolve and tenacity.

Praise the Lord for Julie and Leonard! Hereoines and heroes to all of us!

Tim said...

That is such a great example of how God is there for us in our lives and what he can do. Also a great testimony of Julie and how she is still persistent in wanting to help others. Definitely a way to go for her and to God who through him all things are possible.

Heather Smith LaPoint said...

I marvel every time I see Julie and think of what she has accomplished. She is truly amazing and always has been an insperation. It is evident that nothing can slow her down.
I am blessed to have the Jessop family as part of my church family!