Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Photo Journey through Jessie's Day at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Here is a look at Jessie's day, today, at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She spent most of the day in a wheel chair (not bed) and is getting stronger each day. She still has some very low fevers, but this is common with hemispherectomy patients.

So, here is Jessie's day...



Out to the Playdeck on the 3rd floor of the Children's Center for daily activities. Here Mom and Jessie decorate a visor. This is where Jessie met Macey.


I guess decorating visors is tough business!


Dad and Jessie watching Sponge Bob Square Pants.



Gotta start the day of right with a good breakfast.



Ahhhhhh, Chocolate Ice Cream!! It's good to be free...even if it's just in the hospital cafeteria.


Dr. Dad says "Brain checks out fine. Good Work Dr. Carson and Dr. Vining."


Winner of the Blue Ribbon! Best Decorated Wheel Chair on the 4th Floor!


Jessie's friend Macey. Hi Macey!!

Our Savior! This statue is incredible. It is in the very center of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and stands at least 20 feet tall. The hospital was built around this statue. Maybe that's why this hospital is so blessed and has been for so long? Coincidence?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures and stories every day. That sure helps us feel a lot closer to you every day. Love you 3, Gram & Papa

LeeAnn said...

Praise be to God for His faithfulness and for Jessie's recovery. She looks fantastic! Thank you for the updates and the pictures. You and your family are in my prayers.
LeeAnn
Richardson, TX

Anonymous said...

Your all are in my daily prayers. Thank you for the updates. I check in faithfully and love to hear about the progress and other prayer requests for your new friends. God Bless you.
A NRF Sister

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures. We lifted up Jessie and your family in our Sunday school class today and committed to conitinue to lift her up throughout the week.
Dave Ali

Anonymous said...

Our family reads your blog everyday. Thank you for sharing your story. You are very selfless, sharing your story and asking for prayers for others. We will continue to pray for Jessie, and all of the children who are being treated at Hopkins. We are also praying for you and your 3 boys. May your family only be stronger at the end of each day. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!! I am so happy she is doing so WELL!! It is so GOOD to see her out of bed! I'll def be keeping the prayers going- for all the kiddos there!
XOXO
Kara
Ft. Worth, TX

Mary Poppins said...

Jessie, You were SURE making me proud with your pinkalicious wheelchair! I love the pink feathered boa and the beautiful daisy you have on it! You have started a new trend, "If life gives you something plain, turn it PINK!" You're beautiful, Jessie!
Caren

Anonymous said...

Jessie you look great! Thanks for the pictures... It was wonderful to talk to you on Friday... We love ya... keep getting stronger...

Susie

Anonymous said...

Let me say congradulations Jessie on the progress you are making! You give alot of people strength and courage at such A very young age! You are an AMAZING little girl. I pray for you and your family on A daily basis [ and for all the other children that are in the hospital as well]. May you soon be up and at it full blast! We here in Baltimore will miss you when you return home but I know your brothers will be happy to have you / your mom and dad back home with them. Just know you are very special even to us strangers!
God bless you all and keep you safe! Bert Beall

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww she looks fantastic and she is coming along each day and that is great news,I knew Jessie was going to come thru this MAJOR SURGERY will ,with the great team members at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and her wonderful parents and all the support that Jessie has ben getting and with GOD looking down on her .It is so great to have mom and dad keep a blog about Jessie's surgery and updateing it everyday .I know Jessie has so many people around the world that are there for her .Jessie and mom and dad keep the great work up and just remember take day by day .God Bless
Claire

Susan said...

When I was a little girl, my brother literally LIVED in Hopkins for the 1st 2years of his life. The statue to me was amazing as a little girl. Infact I remember bringing some nail polish w/me to the hospital. My mom asked me what it was for, and I told her that Jesus needed some color on his toes. LOL We pray daily for Jessie and your family!!!

kitykity said...

I think the cutest pic is being tuckered out with Mom on the bed ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been out of town and away from my computer for a week. I tried to use my brother in laws computer to check in on Jessie, but didnt have much time to read. I am now all caught up!!! WOW .... she has made huge progress in 1 week. Im sure it seems like an eternity to ya'll but WOW!!! OUT IN THE WHEELCHAIR! and smiling. She is so beautiful. Thank you for updating as you have. God bless you and your family. And your boys are such cool brothers!!!

Love from Texas, Carla

Jodi said...

i am so amazed by how well shes doing. YAY JESSIE! Im gonna keep praying for her but it looks like God has really done a good job! We love you Jessie keep being strong!

holleighrenea@verizon.net said...

Im so glad she is getting stronger!
Holly

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the photos. Jessie looks great and I absolutely love her chair! God keep you in his embrace!

hugs from Fort Worth

Anonymous said...

Hi Cris and Kristi,

Yeah for Jessie and her recovery! May God continue to bless her with successful recovery and rehab. I am amazed at the support you have received from Aledo. It is certainly one of your "coincidence's" that you lived in Aledo when this happened to Jessie. Love, Jerra

John said...

Never have I felt the presence of the Lord as when I was in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins dedicated that Hospital to Jesus back in the day when he had a vision to build such a place tp help everyone who came there.

His vision still lives and may it live as long as we have life on this Earth.

Praise The Lord jessie, the prayers of those have prevailed on your behalf, you are a trooper, a strong young lady with allot of people who love you and care about you, even down here in Florida!

Keep growing in strength, keep your beautiful smile, I hope I can meet you and your family down here at Disney World where Mickey Mouse lives!

God Bless You and Your Family!

Love John
Winter Haven, Florida

John said...

Never have I felt the presence of the Lord as when I was in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins dedicated that Hospital to Jesus back in the day when he had a vision to build such a place tp help everyone who came there.

His vision still lives and may it live as long as we have life on this Earth.

Praise The Lord jessie, the prayers of those have prevailed on your behalf, you are a trooper, a strong young lady with allot of people who love you and care about you, even down here in Florida!

Keep growing in strength, keep your beautiful smile, I hope I can meet you and your family down here at Disney World where Mickey Mouse lives!

God Bless You and Your Family!

Love John
Winter Haven, Florida

Anonymous said...

I HAVE FOLLOWING YA'LL'S STORY SINCE I SAW IT ON THE NEWS AND I SO HAPPY TO HEAR SHE GOT HER IV TAKEN OUT. LIKE YOU SAID THAT MEANS FOR FREEDOM. I AM SURE SHE IS ENJOYING THE FRESH AIR AS MUCH AS HER. I LOVE SEEING YOU PASSED OUT RIGHT NEXT TO HER. YOU TWO LOOKED SO PEACEFUL. JUST KEEP STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL MISS JESSIE. FELL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YA'LL NEED SOMEONE TO JUST LISTEN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

SHEENA~WYLIE,TX
texasmom@tmail.com

Allie said...

Amazing!!! Love seeing Jessie out and about, taking field trips, and decorating that wheelchair pink! The Lord has clearly surrounded Johns Hopkins...that statue is incredible- what a wonderful reminder of where our security is found. Matthew 11:28-29. Many prayers for the entire Hall family, and for all of the other kids at Johns Hopkins. Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

I just got on this and all i can say is im praying for u and your family and u need to remember the bible says nothings to hard for good and there is no problem he can not solve so hold your head up high and have faith,and remember that God so loved the world that he gave his only begoten son that who so ever believs in him shall not perish but have everlasting life and im only 14 yro and im telling you gods going to work it out for you like hes worked it out for me