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Please help our Scentsy Sister Sarah Jenkins

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Organizer: Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director Beneficiary: Sarah Jenkins

HELP PLEASE! I am raising funds for 26 year old Sarah Jenkins, who is on my Scentsy team. Sarah is in ICU fighting for her life after going into full cardiac arrest following a seizure!

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On Wednesday, February 19th, Sarah didn't feel well so her husband came home to care for her. He went to take his Navy uniform off while Sarah went to the bathroom. Then he heard a thud. and through a small crack in the door he could see she was having a seizure. Unfortunately the full weight of her body forced the door shut and although he tried, he couldn't get the door open. The Fire Department responded to Keith's urgent request for help and they cut a hole in the door to get Sarah out.  But by then, Sarah was in full cardiac arrest.  Thankfully, paramedics were able to restore her pulse before she arrived at the hospital. Due to probable brain injury, continued seizure activity, erratic heart beat and elevated blood pressure, a decision was made to place her in a hypo-thermic state to lower her body temperature to help alleviate the stress on her body and her brain. She remains heavily sedated and on a respirator at this time. Please pray for Sarah, she is only 26 years old! Her husband Keith is in the Navy and is such a sweet young man.  Your help will be very much appreciated to help with expenses associated with this heartbreaking situation.  Although her medical bills will be covered as a military dependent, there is a definite need for financial assistance.  Sarah contributed to the couple's monthly income.  My hope is this fund will alleviate any worry Keith may have in covering the monthly mortgage payment and allow him to focus on Sarah's recovery.
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03/17/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Hello Scentsy Family,

This will be my last update before closing out this fundraiser for my Scentsy sister Sarah Jenkins.  I am so deeply appreciative for everyone who offered up prayers for Sarah and her family, as well as for those who donated so generously.  I will be presenting the check to the family to help them with Sarah's final expenses so if you would still like to donate, please do so before Saturday.

Here are the details:  Our Scentsy Sister Sarah's Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 PM in Lakeside, California. If you would like to attend use the link below and RSVP by March 18, 2014. When you RSVP, please make sure you include your name. The family has requested that everyone dress up and have some fun the "Sarah" way. Sarah loved COSTUMES and HATS and fun things like BOAS and GLITZY BLING.  Sarah was a girl who loved to have fun!  Whoever wears the best costume gets a prize! The family will be the judges.  Of course our Scentsy Family will be represented in our Scentsy glitter too!  God bless you all and know that she is watching over us and she is looking to be there on that day with us. Cant wait to see you!  Shine bright dear Sarah............

You're invited to "Celebration of LIFE" - Click here to RSVP http://www.evite.com/event/00FCJ5ZRJC3SGU76MEPDUDPQF6WDEE

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02/27/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Our sweet Sarah passed away this morning!  She is now in the arms of the Lord she loves! 
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02/25/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Today I visited Sarah, along with another Scentsy team member Christina Malone.  Last night we held our team meeting and we started "Sarah's Mailbox."  Her Mom had asked her friends to write messages to Sarah, so they could be read to her, and if God is willing, for her to read them herself if she should ever wake up.  So we delivered those letters, along with flowers and a gift card sent by her friend Lesa.

Keith was there by Sarah's side, as were her parents.  Sarah was in the same condition as the last time I saw her, except the medical staff had removed the cooling pads.  Sarah is now running a low grade temperature.  In the crook of each arm were stuffed animals, a dog (to symbolize her sweet Dakota) and a rabbit (which I found funny because my nickname for Sarah is Ricochet Rabbit).  She always had boundless energy!  Her family had placed a small wooden cross in her left hand.  She looked peaceful.  Christina read to her from a children's book using a funny accent.  Sarah would appreciate that!  Her feeding tube was filled with a yellow concoction.  Keith hoped it was banana flavor since bananas are Sarah's favorite. 

The walls of her room are now filled with messages to Sarah from her family and friends!  The messages are filled with hope that Sarah will recover and come back to us.

I want to take this time to thank everyone for their support.  Thank you to Carla for making the casseroles.  Christina will take them to the family in the morning before they leave for the hospital.  Every little bit helps!  But most of all, continue to pray!  We are looking for a miracle!

Dee
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02/23/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Today, Sarah's family received bad news as doctors discovered that Sarah's brain is swelling.   They are doing everything they can do for her to make her comfortable.  Some difficult decisions will have to be made in the near future and all we can do is pray that a miracle will happen for Sarah.
The good news is that Keith's parents arrived from Ohio and Sarah's brother is here too.  I am so glad that the family are together to comfort each other.  Sarah's father is having a very difficult time and needs are prayers too.

I want to thank Sarah's best friend Allie Critchlow who is keeping me informed and providing updates.
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02/22/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
February 22, 2014 Update

Today, Sarah's friend Juanita went to visit her and was kind enough to give me an update.    Unfortunately, there is not much new to report.  Sarah is still under heavy sedation, ventilated and on a feeding tube.  This is necessary to keep her body in a more restful state and increases her chances for survival.  She is surrounded by those who love her dearly and they are making sure to do everything they can to stimulate Sarah's brain by talking to her and reading her books!  They are not giving up hope!  In fact, her Mom would like everyone who visits her or is  at home praying for her to write her a letter.  That way when she wakes up, she will know just how many people cared about her.

If you would like to write Sarah a letter, you can mail it in a cover envelope to me:

Deavonne Long
12550 Acadia Way
Lakeside, CA  92040

Thank you to everyone who has lifted Sarah up in prayer!  You truly make a difference!

Dee



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02/21/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Today I went to visit Sarah at the ICU.  I got to spend some time alone with her while her family went to get something to eat.  Country music was playing softly in the room.  The nurse explained that although her doctors reduced her sedation this morning, it was quickly increased again after her heart rate increased and became erratic.  They also inserted a feeding tube in her stomach to help her get the nourishment she needs to keep up the fight.  Her MRI results showed that she has a significant brain injury from Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to her brain that occurred during her cardiac arrest).   She is still on the respirator due to the heavy sedation. 

I am so glad that Ana, Sarah's mother, is there with Keith so he is not alone.  Sarah's best friend was there too and was so sweet.  She diligently sat reading children's books to Sarah to help stimulate her brain activity.  Keep praying everyone!  Sarah is a fighter!


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02/21/2014
by Dee Long, Independent Scentsy Director
Everybody continue to keep Sarah and her husband Keith in your prayers!   Tomorrow morning the doctors are going to attempt to bring Sarah out from under the heavy sedation to see how she responds. 

Your continued support in very much appreciated.  Even if you can't give towards the fundraiser, your prayers mean the world to the family!

Thank you, Dee
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