Family of Influencer Jackie Miller James ‘Deeply Touched’ by Support as She Remains in Medically Induced Coma
Jackie Miller James’s family is thanking fans for their support as she remains in a medically induced coma following a ruptured aneurysm at nine months of pregnancy.
The 35-year-old’s sisters Natalie and Nicelle posted an update on Tuesday to the GoFundMe page they set up for her recovery.“Our family sincerely thanks the community that has rallied around Jackie’s recovery thus far,” they wrote. “We are deeply touched by everyone’s love and support and have found strength from the kindness and generosity from friends, family, followers and strangers alike. We remain dedicated to securing optimal care for the highest quality of life for Jackie following this tragic event.”
“Per professional recommendations, Jackie’s GoFundMe goal has been increased, as we have recently learned more about her road to recovery, the innovative treatments available, and now have more clarity on the future financial implications we will be faced with,” the family added, raising the donation goal to $450,000.
“Any unused funds will be donated to similar families in need and/or related organizations,” her sisters wrote.One week before she was due to give birth to a baby girl, James collapsed in her California home and was found unconscious by her husband Austin.
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“Brain aneurysms are caused by thinning artery walls,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Most brain aneurysms don’t rupture. They usually don’t cause symptoms or cause health problems. In many cases, brain aneurysms are found during tests for other conditions. However, a ruptured aneurysm quickly becomes life-threatening and requires medical treatment right away. Baby Knoxly remained in the NICU for 12 days before going home, but James is still in a medically induced coma in the ICU, where she has since undergone five brain procedures, according to the GoFundMe.
“If Jackie and the baby arrived a few minutes later at the hospital, we likely would have lost both of them,” her sisters wrote last week. “But instead, Jackie is continuing to fight for her life each day and we are optimistic she can beat the odds by surrounding her with the right specialists and methods of therapy. While the road will be long, we are committed to bringing Jackie home to her daughter and husband.”
“Jackie remains in a medically induced coma and we are doing everything we can to help her recover. The doctors are concerned about her long recovery but we are determined to beat the odds,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am happy to share that baby Knoxly Rose is doing well and I am honored to help care for her. It was heartbreaking to see her meet her mom for the first time while in a coma, but we are determined to reunite them.”