6/07/2012

First 24 hours

Dear friends,

Jamie's family is exhausted tonight and can't write down what happened just yet.  There are lots of different scenarios floating around about what exactly happened to her.  Her family will write a more detailed account in the next day or so, but for now they have asked that I tell you that she fell backwards off of a culvert in Hell's Canyon to rocks about 12 ft. below and sustained major head trauma.  She was life flighted to Boise where she underwent emergency brain surgery that lasted about 3 hours.  Jamie is currently being sedated and kept in a coma to allow her brain to heal.  She has been very responsive today and the family has much hope.  Please keep Jamie, Nick and their entire family in your prayers.  The next two days are extremely critical.  We will continue to post updates as they become available.

138 comments:

  1. Thanks for setting up this blog for Jamie. I'm sure it will be so helpful for Kent, Anna, Nick and the rest of the family. I will look forward to all the updates. :)

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  2. So glad this blog is started so we can all keep up on how our dear friend is doing. Thanks.

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    1. Jessica told me the news last night and I am just sick. Jamie will always have a special place in my heart. Please keep us updated on how she is doing. My prayers are with all of you!

      Kristin Wardle

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  3. I felt very shook up and frightened yesterday when I jeard the news. I am out of state working but I did not want to bother Nick with a call so I could feel reassured. This blog is a Godsend. Thank you.

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  4. Ben and I will also pray for her. So sorry to hear what has happened but relieved to hear she is responding. Prayers their way.

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  5. I am praying for your entire family for strength, healing and comfort.

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  6. I don't know Jamie but follow Brave Girls... I will keep her and family in our prayers.

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  7. I also read about Jamie on Brave Girls. Sending love and prayer to her and your whole family.

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  8. I don't know Jamie either but follow Brave Girls. Her and her loved ones are in my thoughts....

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  9. I am a Brave Girl praying for Jamie and her family.

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  10. Thank you Lauralyn for setting this up! We are all hoping for the best recovery for Jamie. This will be a great way to keep up with her progress and healing. We love you Jamie!

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  11. Much love and prayers to the family. My brother in law fell 5 stories out a building window and also went through surgeries and made an amazing recovery!!! I am hoping, wishing, praying for the same for Jamie!!

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  12. God bless your family. She is a brave girl.

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  13. I'm a Brave Girl praying for Jamie and her family. God bless you all.

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  14. Prayers for Jamie and her family! May the road to full recovery be quick.

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  15. Prayers for Jamie...prayers for family...and prayers for the physicians whose skills will heal...God's strength for each of you who are Brave Girl's---this is how it works ladies...this the why we came together....

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  16. Many prayers...may god be with you all! Jaime is a Brave Girl which means she is part of a huge chain of love best wishes in her healing and recovery.

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  17. I read about Jamie on Brave Girls as well. My most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie and her family.
    xo

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  18. Praying for Jamie and her family for healing and strength.

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  19. i dont personally know Jamie, but i am a member of Brave Girls, and I will be praying for her speedy recovery and for comfort for the family.

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  20. You are in my prayers brave girl

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  21. Praying for a miraculous recovery for Jamie and for strength for her family!

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  22. Having read about Jamie on Brave Girls, I'm praying for her and her entire family. Sending healing thoughts for a rapid recovery.

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  23. My prayers go for Jamie,one of Brave girls as am i.God bless her and hope for her fast recovery.

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  24. I love the Brave Girls blog...knowing that braveness is the essence of Jamie's spirit, and that she is loved, supported and attended to by very skilled staff, getting just what she needs.

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  25. I follow the Brave Girls' Club emails. Although I don't know Jamie, I have hope that she will recover. To be involved in this club is to maintain a strong, positive outlook on life. That is such an important quality that will surely serve her well in her recovery. I wish her and her family peace of mind and strength in the days to come.

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  26. I don't know Jamie but saw this on my newsfeed from the Brave Girls. I'm praying for Jamie and her family and friends. May comfort that can only come from the Holy Spirit wrap you in peace.

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  27. Prayers coming your way from the Pacific Northwest.

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  28. Be brave sweet sister. As you sleep and let your body heal. We will pray and shout and whisper to the heavens on your behalf.

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  29. I don't know Jamie either, but i, too, saw this on Brave Girls. This morning on my little power-walk, i prayed Psalm 11 for my family and friends. Here is verse 7 for you, Jamie, today.

    "For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright."

    May our Precious, Righteous Lord behold you and yours. May he UPhold and BEhold.

    amen.

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  30. Another Brave Girl praying for Jamie!

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  31. I read about this on brave girls as well. Praying for Jamie and her loved ones and the doctors and nurses caring for her. Blessings of peace to all of you.

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  32. My heartfelt prayers sent for Jamie and family. May God Bless her with a speedy recovery <3

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  33. Be brave Jamie. Praying for you and your family.

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  34. I'll be saying prayers for Jamie in Australia. I don't know Jamie but follow the Brave Girls through emails and FB. Feel the love surround you Jamie.

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  35. praying for you, Brave Girl!

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  36. Keeping Jamie and your whole family in our prayers and hopes for a full and speedy recovery. Put all your faith she is in God's hands and will be ok. God bless you, keep you and see you through everything. (((Hugs))) and love, Kelly

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  37. Sending Love and prayer to you. May the healing take hold and may you all recover from this 100%.

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  38. Much love and healing is coming to you all, and especially to Jamie. ~ you are the bravest of us all and I hope you can feel the healing love from all of your sisters around the world.

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  39. Praying for my fellow Brave Girl...*hugs*

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  40. Brave Girls sent me, {{hugs}}...

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  41. Hang in there! Came in from Brave Girls. Sending ::strength::

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  43. Praying here for a fellow Brave Girl...

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  44. Praying for Jamie's recovery and that she and her entire family will feel the peace of God's love surrounding them.

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  45. I don't know you Jamie but I pray that Gods hand will comfort you, heal you and He will wrap His loving arms around your family and comfort them and reassure that He is in control and loves each of you dearly. Be Brave Jamie and stay strong. You have many people praying for you and I believe in the power of prayer and that you will come through this.
    (hugs to all)
    Teresa Kahler

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  46. Praying for Jamie and the entire family. Rest assured she sits in the palm of God. He knows what He is doing. Keep your head up and faith intact. Prayers from Colorado ....

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  47. Sending prayers and light to Jamie and her family.

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  48. Brave girls sent me.....praying for a complete recovery. 14 years ago this past May 10 (and it was Mothers day to top it off) my son was in a car/bicycle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. What a long road to recovery it was...I look back and think without my faith, family and friends I would have not been able to get through that very hard time. He was in the hospital a long time and recovered so well...he is now 28 independent and doing well. I believe in prayerful healing and he is my testimony that prayer WORKS. Saying a prayer now and sending love to family and friends in this most trying time.

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  49. My own beautiful daughter fell victim to H1N1 a few years ago, and was gravely ill. We nearly lost her. She experienced miraculous recovery, in large part due to the prayers of strangers from around the world. Though we have never met, you can be certain I am praying for you and your precious Jamie and expecting a miracle. May you all be given the strength, wisdom, faith and endurance you need to bring Jamie through this, to complete recovery. You all have my love, prayers and healing thoughts from Minnesota.

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  50. Sending thoughts and prayers to Jamie and your family! I too read about it on Brave Girls. May you all be able to find some peace in each day on this road to recovery. Keep up the good fight Jamie!

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  51. My heart aches for her and her family. I am praying for all of them. I'll never forget her sweet family on stage with her when she said her farewell as Mrs. Idaho. I could just feel their love for each other from the audience.

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  52. So, so sorry to hear this! Sending lots of prayers and lover to all of you!

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  53. You have the Brave Girls community by your side. And it's a powerful force. Combine that power with your own inner strength and your body's resilience, and you will heal at every level.

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  54. brave girls unite in prayer....sending love and healing!

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  55. I am Brave Girl reader and am joining in the prayers and positive thoughts for Jamie and her family.

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  56. Even though I do not know you Jamie...I am sending all the powerful good healing light your way, and for your family I say....stay strong... ask, believe and receive! It is powerful! Godspeed <3

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  57. We are praying hard for you Jamie!! You can do this and i pray for constant comfort upon you and your family!! I have met Jamie only like 3 times and eah time she was the sweetest! She left a wonderful impression on me! And I will constantly keep praying for you Jamie and your sweet family!!

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  58. Sending love, light, Reiki, & lot of prayers!

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  59. So very sorry for Jamie and her family! As a fellow brave girl I know she has what it takes to get through this. I will keep you all in my daily prayers though. I went through a similar experience with my brother and know how difficult this is for all of you! Hope you feel the love that we are all sending you!

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  60. Lord, thank you. Thank you for this technology that we can all join here and encourage this family. You are good, Lord, and your love endures forever. I just ask that you, please - wrap your arms around this gal. Please comfort her, heal her body, direct her physicians - also giving them peace and clear knowledge on how to tend to her. Draw this family close to you during this time, Lord. Although we don't always have a clear understanding of why things happen - your Word reminds us (Romans 8:28) that All things work together for the GOOD for those who love you. Bring them peace, Lord and in your own way through these difficult days ahead remind them ever so gently of your presence and your mercy. Thank you, Lord. In your Son's precious name, Amen. <3

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  61. I, too, will say a prayer for Jamie and her family that that you all will find added strength, endurance and peace as she recovers. Much love being sent your way

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  62. Praying for you and your family...you awesome Brave Girl, you!

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  63. Lord, thank you for keeping Jamie on this Earth. You, her creator, know more than anybody else, you have kept her here for a reason. Father, help Jamie to heal mind and body. Give her family and friends the peace and strength they need to keep going on the long road they have ahead of them. In Jesus' name, Amen.

    We're pushing for you, Jamie! God bless your family, friends, and Brave Girls family.

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  64. Praying Jamie makes a full recovery, and strength and peace for her, family and friends.

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  65. I send prayers for Jamie. I'm a brave girl and so is she. Many prayers for a complete recovery.

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  66. Thoughts and prayers are with Jamie and her family. Hoping for healing and comfort for this Brave Girl.

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  67. Strength and prayers being sent your way.

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  68. Praying for Jamie, her family and all involved in her care and recovery. Oh Lord Bless her INDEED.

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  69. Another Brave Girl Praying for Jamie. My oldest son sustained 2 TBI's in the past 2 years, I truely feel for her and her family.

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  70. I too heard about Jamie from Brave Girls so I am sending many prayers to Jamie and her family. God be with you all.

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  71. sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.

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  72. Nick, I am so very sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and you family. If you need anything my number hasn't changed. My thoughts are with you.
    Kayla

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  73. Praying for Jamie and her family, especially her children. Praying for complete restoration of her mind and body. Jamie, may you sense God's presence around you, holding you and caring for you.

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  74. I too am sending prayers for Jamie and her family as a fellow Brave Girl. I pray for strenght and comfort for you all as well as miracle healing and quick recovery!! GOD asks us to pray for big things and I am praying for a huge miracle!!

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  75. So shocked to see this, and definitely praying for the Hiltons! I have so much faith in the power of prayer.

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  76. We know Nick and Jamie from soccer. Sweet Grayson has been on my sons team a couple of times. We are praying for you all!!!!!

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  77. Dear Brave and Beautiful Jamie...You are loved by so many people. May you be uplifted in renewed strength and courage by everyone here as you are embraced in prayers of healing. I am joining this amazing prayer circle to pray for you ♥

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  78. Praying for you and your family Jamie.

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  79. I'm also a brave girl praying for Jamie and her family. Hang in there!

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  80. Brave Girl from Joplin, Missouri sending healing prayers to Jamie and her entire family right now as they deal with the pain and uncertainty of her future. Praying for complete and full recovery to amaze the doctors and show them the power of praying women!

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  81. Fellow Brave Girl......What a miraculous blessing this group of women have been in my life and now Jamie for you. You are brave. You are loved. I pray for your family to feel peace at this time and I pray for you Jamie that God will send angels to watch over and heal you, to comfort you, to give you strength for the difficult days ahead.

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  82. Sending light and love to a fellow brave girl and her family from a fellow Brave Girl in Northern California.

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  83. Another Brave Girl - prayers are on their way... sending love and healing thoughts...

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  85. Keeping you guys in my prayers!

    Kelly

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  86. Prayers from a MA Brave Girl...sending comforting thoughts to your family, and restful prayers to you, Jamie.

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  87. I heard about Jamie from my dear friend Delayna Bridges.. all of us that have ever competed at Mrs. America are part of an extended family..and we are a sisterhood... I don't know Jamie personally but I am joining with all of you in prayer and belief for a miracle.. from Nashville I am praying for God's healing power to touch her and her family ! Miracles happen daily and we believe for Jamie !!
    Dale Smith Thomas

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  88. Heard about Jamie through the Brave Girls Club. I don't know Jamie but I wish her and her family all the strength through this difficult time. May God heal Jamie very soon!

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  89. Like Sandy above, I heard about Jamie through the Brave Girls Club. My prayers are with her and all of her family and friends, and with her medical team. God Bless You All. <3

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  90. Just saw this via Brave Girls (wow, what a network!)....first prayer already sent. I don't know Jamie or her family, but I so feel for her and her family right now. Very scary. I hope they can feel the love, support and encouragement that's around them - just from the Brave Girls community....not to mention their intimate friends and family. I believe in "strength in numbers" when it comes to prayer, too...so, let's keep this going for this family.
    Teri, a BG in Oregon

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  91. Prayers from a sw OK Brave Girl...

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  92. I will be praying for Jamie and her family! May they feel the Lord's loving and calming embrace, and know His peace. I pray that His healing hands are touching Jamie right now and that His Angels are standing guard over her! Don't ever lose Hope! With so many praying for you all you have to believe that everything will be alright. And that he will give you the courage and strength that you need!
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Mary

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  93. Sending healing prayers for Jamie. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving care. Praying as well, for strength for her family and all of her friends who love her deeply.

    Hugs and best wishes....

    Karen (Caldwell, ID.)

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  94. ...a fellow Brave Girl...sending prayers for you Jamie.

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  95. Just another fellow Brave Girl but wanted to add my prayers and love to Jamie and her family.

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  96. May Jamie feel the presence of angels as she heals, comforting her, assuring her that every cell is meant to heal. Give her family peace and strength as they surround her with love. I ask that the medical staff be given caring hearts as they assist in the miracle of healing. And so it is.....

    Joye

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  97. Love and prayers to a fellow brave girl and her entire family!

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  98. I don't know Jamie, but I do know God and the power of prayer. What a beautiful brave girl -remember, she is a BRAVE girl. I am so sorry for the stress, worry and waiting that you are all experiencing but sooo many are with you and sending prayers of comfort, strength and love your way. {hugs}

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  99. Keeping you all in my prayers and sending out love and healing energy to Jamie.

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  100. I am coming from Brave Girls' Club. I do not know Jamie but I want you to know that I am thinking of you and Jamie and your family are in my prayers. I know only too well how it feels to see your loved one in that hospital bed. I have been an RN for 22 years. My 17 year old son was born with a congenital heart defect. Many times when he was a baby we thought he would not survive. Three years ago his condition got worse and he had to have a heart transplant. He went through rejection and again we thought we would lose him. He survived and is alive and doing well today! When I thought I was alone strangers and friends reached out to us. I felt their prayers and hope you feel ours now also. God will get you and Jamie through this. I will pray hard today for her speedy recovery!

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  101. I am praying for you Jamie. Much love and care going to you and your family.

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  102. Hang in there Jamie. Come on back to your family. You are so lovely and I know you are loved. Rest awhile in that love and let the healing come in. I will pray for you and your family. Peace and HEALING to you!

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  103. Jamie, You don't know me but that makes no difference. I pray that our lord send his healing love to you, to your family and all those who care. Know that we are storming the heavens for you. I will continue to pray, and ask others for their prayers,

    Vicki

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  104. From the looks of things, your story of recovery will be one to remember. Sending love and light your way as you and your family heal and learn together.

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  105. jamie,nick & kids ~ you are all in our thoughts and prayers. stay strong, we are all here to support your family. <3

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  106. We are praying for you and your family.

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  107. Prayers for Jaimie and her family - she's a Brave Girl and God is with her. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

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  108. Nick and Jamie's Family. I called this morning and put Jamie's name on the Houston, Logan and SLC Temples Prayer rolls, i will continue to call a few different Temples everyday. She is in our prayers and we know that she will pull through, she is a fighter.

    Love,

    Jon, Liz and McKinley Marshall

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  109. Jamie, You don't know me but that makes no difference as the Lord knows both of us & knows our needs even before we asked. I am praying for you as I have just witnessed a miracle healing with Kaye Mellencamp & that is where I saw the posting for prayer for you. I know I serve a "miracle working Savior" & I am expecting to hear good news with our prayers for you, too.

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  110. I don't know you, but I'm praying for your quick recovery. From the brief description above, it sounds like you got the care you needed quickly and that can make all the difference. You'll do great!

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  111. Reading all of the comments above made me cry. It just shows how many loving people there are out in the world. We love you, Jamie!!! I know and believe that you will make it through this challenge.
    "We must accept infinite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    KEEP GOING, BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!!!

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  112. Sending soooooo much love to Jamie and family! xoxo

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  113. Praying for you Jamie... Although I've only recently met you, your positivity and genuine zest for life is inspirational to us all. My heart and prayers go out to the family also. Jamie is blessed with many family and friends who are pulling for her.

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  114. Prayers and positive thoughts for Jamie and her family for a speedy and full recovery. Big love and bear hugs to you all.

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  115. I don't know Jamie, but am sorry to hear about her accident. I am a pharmacy doctorate student, and am currently working on an inpatient Neuro-Trauma Rehab unit. Ask Jamies neurologist about possibly using a medication in the next month or so called amantadine to help speed her recovery. Our neurologists use it quite often, and recent research has shown the results to be very promising! Good luck, I will keep Jamie in my thoughts :-)

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  116. Prayers for you Jamie and also for your family and medical team. I believe that all things are possible the God and will continue to pray. Miracles happen every single day...<3<3<3

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  117. I follow Brave Girls Club. I'm so sorry to hear of Jamie's accident. She's a woman of true beauty both on the inside and outside. I pray for a speedy recovery for Jamie. Many heartfelt thoughts to Jamie and her family/loved ones for comfort, healing, and strength during this most difficult time. Bless you all.

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  118. Nick and Jamie you are in our prayers! We wish you some peace and a full recovery.

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  119. Brave Girl from Texas sending lots of prayers up for Jamie and her family.

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  120. You can do this, brave girl. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  121. Brave Girl from North Carolina. I am praying for Jamie and her family. May God give you all peace and strength.

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  122. From one brave girl to another ... Prayers are headed your way. Angela

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  123. Sending positive thoughts her and her family's way!! I don't know her, but I am a contestant in the Mrs. WA America pageant and Lisa Bluhm (Mrs. WA 2011) notified us. Looking forward to good news!!

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  124. My heart is breaking for her family tonight as I personally know how exhausting this is going to be on her family. I lost my sister in law a month ago to a very aggressive brain tumor that not even she knew that she had and was going to have the same kind of brain surgery Jaime had but she would not of survived the surgery and she too was put in a medicated coma to help heal her brain as she had no brain activity. The fact that she has moved is a very good sign and yes, there is so much hope that she will come out of this. I will pray for Jaime and her family as they prepare for what I know will be one of the most difficult like challenges they as a family will go through!

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  125. praying... praying... praying...

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  126. My thoughts and prayers are with Jamie and her family

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  127. You dont know me, but I just wanted to tell you that my prayers are with you all and with your precious Jamie. Sending strength and love..

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  128. My family's prayers are with you today and always. Lord Jesus please heal and repair this beauitul creation of your's. In your name we pray! Amen.

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  129. Praying for her and strength for her family, may God bless all during this time.. Praying for specific healing of her brain that God will touch her with his healing hand...amen.

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  130. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jamie and her family.

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  131. Jamie is such an amazing woman. Praying for her and her family. I love you.
    Jill Knapp

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  132. God speed, Jamie. I'm a fellow Brave girl from northern California. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  133. Another brave girl, lifting Jamie and her family up in prayer.

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