A Script Collaboration for a Cause | Meet and Help Jen.
I’m back in full swing around here and to kick things off I have a story to share with you. Jen came into my world when she had brain surgery 10 months ago.
In 2015, she chose “thrive” as her intention for the year as 2014 had been about survival. When she set that intention, she didn’t realize the challenges that she would be facing this in 2015.
Meet the beautiful, the creative and the brave Jennifer Lake.
In July of 2014, I underwent ten hours of brain and spine surgery to correct a congenital condition called Chiari Malformation. While the surgery was not intended as a cure, for this incurable disease, we did not expect that I would get worse rather than better, nor that my medical bills would exceed $50,000. On April 17th, I learned that the surgery to my spine stretched my tethered spinal cord, causing irreversible damage to the nerves that control my bladder, and my legs. On May 19th, I am scheduled to undergo surgery in New York, to release my tethered cord. The surgery is not designed to improve the symptoms I live with daily, like unrelenting leg pain, but to ensure that I am able to walk in the future.
As a 24 graduate student, I do not have the resources I need to make this surgery happen. And so, to help me face those challenges bravely, Jodie has created this brush script design. All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will be used to fund cross country travel, insurance deductibles, and the time off work needed to heal.
Follow Jen’s journey at www.jenniferlake.com.
You can help Jen by purchasing one (or more) of these t-shirts with my script design on them. They come in a variety of sizes and colours and are only $25, available world wide. Every single cent goes to Jen.
You can purchase yours HERE.
Love Jodie and Jen. XOXO
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