Jackie Parker (33), from San Angelo, TX has been a fighter all of her life. She has battled childhood cancer at the age of 7 and ultimately had her foot amputated. As a result of experimental chemo therapy and radiation Jackie has always faced medical complications throughout her 20+ year’s cancer free. Although the cancer was gone, the side effects were not. About 2 years ago, Jackie was diagnosed with congestive heart failure as a result of the chemo she was treated with. She has had a defibrillator implanted as well as many other medications prescribed to assist with her heart health.
As of April 2015, Jackie was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital to be evaluated for a heart transplant. The committee decided that due to the stress on Jackie’s other organs that she would have an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) implanted in her heart to sustain her life as her other organs heal and will be re-evaluated for a heart transplant.
June 19, 2015
On June 18th Jackie got the call that a heart was available. Please pray for her as she undergoes surgery and please pray for the donor family.
May 7, 2015
The surgery to implant the heart pump device (LVAD) went as planned yesterday. Jackie had a good night and everything is functioning properly. She is still sedated so she’s unable to respond to texts at this time. The surgeons will take her back into surgery this morning to finalize the procedure and double check for internal bleeding. If all continues to go well, she will be brought out of sedation this afternoon. Please continue to pray for her, her caregivers and all who love her!
February 23, 2017
Praying for Jackie and her continued healing every day. I make sure that Jackie Parker is on St. Luke United Methodist Church email prayer list every week. Hoping for Jackie's success in her life!
June 24, 2015
Jackie bless your heart I will keep you close in my prayers. God will take good care of you. Love you!
May 8, 2015
Well 2 surgeries in two days and so far so ģood. Just let you know sweet niece, Mike and I love you and continue to pray for you, mom and dad. Have a good day.