Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Homecoming Celebration!

Update: Mrs. Bairds is hosting Jessie's big Homecoming Celebration. They are taking time from their busy 100 year celebration to honor Jessie. **See Details of Celebration Below!!
Chopped Beef Sandwiches, chips and drink - 4.00
Hot links, chips and drink - 3.00
hot dog, chips and drink - 2.00
**All Proceeds go to The Hemispherectomy Foundation (http://www.hemifoundation.org)

For a Larger PDF (Adobe) Image, Click http://www.prayforjessie.org/HomecomingAd.pdf

If you don't have your Pray For Jessie (Hemispherectomy Foundation) shirt or bracelet yet, don't worry, there will be booth full of them at the party. New graphics, and new shirts, including golf shirts and Cammo!! All Sales go to The Hemispherectomy Foundation http://www.hemifoundation.org/


Kindyland said...

Hi, I read about your story on AOL. Kids bounce back so well. Jessie is like my son, a fighter all the way. Nicholas had a spinal fusion 4.3.08 and aspirated after surgery. He almost died from multiple complications including ARDS, pneumonia and sepsis. It was quite scary but he is doing great now! Glad Jessie is improving. We'll say prayers for her.

Lenagracexo said...

My name is Lena. I came across your story on AOL as I was checking my email. Myself, husband (Glenn), and son(Lyle) met Jessie's dad in the kitchen at The Children's House in Baltimore, MD. We were eating crabs in the kitchen when we all crossed paths. He asked if we had a child in Johns Hopkins and Lyle said "Me" Lyle just had his 8th surgery on June 24th for spinal cord untethering for spina bifida. We asked if he ever heard of Dr. Ben Carson and he said, "As a matter of fact I have, he just removed half of my daughter Jessie"s brain." We said, "So your the famous family on the news across the country" He smiled. This was around the time Jessie was learning to walk again. Lyle told Jessie's dad "I'll help teach her." It was sweet. We are all so blessed to have Dr. Carson in our lives!! We all love him!! Jessie looks great and we love the pictures. She is amazing. We will continue to pray for her. Keep in touch.
Health and Happiness,
Glenn, Lena and Lyle Youngblood

Anonymous said...

I've had epilepsy now for 23 years. I saw your daughters story on AOL and am extremely thankful for sharing your story with us. You see I to had brain surgery in 2002. And have been seizure free though still need medication...
Here is my story. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/eCommunities/heroes/index.cfm?user_id=149

Anonymous said...


Like the other posts before me, I also saw Jesse's story on AOL. What can I say? She is inspiring and beautiful. Her story brought tears to my eyes. To paraphrase a late great entertainer - Danny Thomas - who helped found St. Jude's Childrens Hospital here in Memphis - NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER!

My prayers are with you as Jesse continues to improve. I pray for God to continue to bless you and your family. I can't imagine what you have been through. Thank you so much for sharing your story and helping other's out there that also suffer from RE.

JESSE - You are loved, you are beautiful! Thank you for being an encouragement to me.


Stacy Nicholson said...

Congratulations Jessie! How exciting it must be to finally be home. I look forward to reading about your continued success and recovery. I hope to meet you and your wonderful family someday. I would love to see you and Cameron meet and have a chance to play together! Sending lots of love and prayers.

Stacy Nicholson
Cameron’s Aunt

Anonymous said...

Hello all!

Well today is the big day! The offical weloming Jessie home! I wish I could be there, but I will be in spirit and prayers. Jessie, I know you won't get this before your big day, so I hope you had a great time! If there is any Chopped Beef Sandwiches and chips left over, send it this way! He he. Can't wait for your Daddy and Mommy's blog and hopefully pictures of your big day! Love from Karen in Baltimore