Here is your chance to pay it forward.

24 02 2012

If you have ever had a headache, raise your hand. (my hand is raised) 

If you have ever had a migraine, raise your other hand. (Thanking God, my hand is not raised)

How long did your worst headache last? An hour, a day, a month? Seven weeks????

Can you imagine having a debilitating migraine for 46 days? That is the reality in my friend, Jennifer McGee’s life.

She has been to doctors, to the local emergency room, to Duke University hospital to see leading doctors that treat migraines. All to no avail. No one or no treatment has been able to break this migraine.

She has to stay in a quiet, darkened room because noise and light heighten the pain.

But there is hope, there is this an opportunity where we can all help her.

She is now in Dallas, Texas where there is a doctor who has pioneered a new treatment for migraines. His operation costs about $50,000. This proceedure has worked in 4,998 people out of 5000! The pain instantly disappears, and the person never has another migraine headache!

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of North Carolina has refused to cover this. They have refused to talk to the doctors and absolutely refused to cover this procedure. Twice! UGH!!!

My Pastor has decided to re-mortgage their house and do whatever it takes to get this procedure done as soon as possible so her suffering will end.

Already the saints of God have responded in a powerful outpouring of donations; over $25,000 has been given.

Jennifer is the wife of my Pastor and the first lady of my church, a mother and home schooler to her three sons. She works in hospital administration. Jennifer is smart, fun, compassionate and has a heart to help… everyone. And now, she can’t even leave the room.

She has been an invaluable friend to me, especially during the last years of Ed’s life. On our many ambulance trips to the emergency room, Jennifer would meet me there and help me to remain calm and focused through the trials that Ed’s illness brought about. When Ed was put on an extremely restricted diet, Jennifer cooked meals for him 3 days a week and brought them to the house while I was working out of town. Ed loved and respected Jennifer so much that she could get him to try things that no one else could. The last day of Ed’s life, Jennifer stuck to me like glue, even sleeping in a chair in the ICU.

Jennifer is family to me. My kids would all agree.

If you would like to, you can help Jennifer by giving throughwww.Rockwilmington.com, view the video by Pastor George Brantley, and give through that link.


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