A young mom was left fighting for her life after collapsing suddenly just one week before her due date.
35-year-old Jackie Miller James was looking forward to becoming a mother and was just a week from her due date when her husband, Austin, found her lying unconscious on the floor.
After being rushed to the hospital, Jackie was put in a medically induced coma and the doctors performed an emergency C-section to deliver her baby.
According to the reports, the baby girl is unharmed and is doing well after spending 12 days in the NICU.
As for the baby girl’s mother, she remains in a coma and is set to wake up and meet her child for the first time. The mom remains hooked to life support and has already had five brain procedures after doctors found that she suffered a brain aneurysm.
“If Jackie and the baby arrived a few minutes later at the hospital, we likely would have lost both of them,” the new mom’s sisters, Nicelle and Natalie, wrote on GoFundMe as they launched a fundraiser for the family.
“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.”
The fundraising page continued: “This GoFundMe campaign was started to provide a way for family and friends to help Jackie secure the highest level of care.
In addition to what insurance can cover, the family has been advised to expect significant outside costs related to speech therapy, physical therapy, home modifications, and alternative therapies once we realize the severity of her deficits.
“These funds will help Jackie’s long-term recovery and quality of life as a new mother. Any funds that remain unused will be donated to similar families in need or related charities.”
Our thoughts remain with Jackie and her loved ones as the mom’s recovery continues.