Popular influencer Jackie Miller James is fighting for her life in the hospital after suffering a ruptured aneurysm and a severe brain hemorrhage a week before she was due to give birth.
James’ sisters, Natalie and Nissel, shared the devastating details of her condition on a GoFundMe page dedicated to raising funds to support her recovery process.
“We regret to inform you that our sister Jacqueline (Jackie), nine months pregnant and one week after her due date, suffered a ruptured aneurysm leading to a severe brain hemorrhage and injury,” they wrote. there is
“Jackie was quickly found by her husband Austin and taken to the emergency room where she underwent an emergency caesarean section and brain surgery at the same time,” they said.
They gave fans and loved ones the current status of James and the newborn baby they have yet to see with their own eyes.
“Twelve days after this incident, Jackie was in a medically-induced coma and underwent five separate brain surgeries,” they said.
“Jackie will be in the ICU for several weeks and will be hospitalized for many more months. The girl remained in the NICU after 12 days due to traumatic events at birth,” they wrote.
The GoFundMe page showed images of an infant on James’ chest as he was comatose in a hospital bed, tethered to various machines.
“Jackie’s husband and family have not left her since the incident. They are caring for the newborn in the ICU as they fight to keep Jackie alive,” her sister wrote.
“Had Jackie and the baby arrived at the hospital a few minutes late, they probably would have both died. We are optimistic that we will be able to overcome our difficulties by being surrounded by the right professionals and treatments,” they said.
Despite this situation, James’ family continues to hope for a positive outcome.
“It’s a long road, but we are committed to bringing Jackie back to her daughter and husband,” they said.
They are asking for a donation of $250,000 to help James heal.
“This GoFundMe campaign was launched to give Jackie a way to help her family and friends to ensure they receive the highest level of care.” (Related: Dr. Dre reveals he nearly died from a brain aneurysm)
“In addition to what is covered by insurance, the family should be prepared to incur significant external costs associated with speech therapy, physical therapy, home renovation, and alternative therapy once they recognize the severity of her disability. I was advised to do so,” they said.
“These funds will aid Jackie’s long-term recovery and quality of life as a new mother. Any funds left unused will be donated to similar needy families and related charities.” Sister writes.