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The Lord performed a miracle on Tuesday January 8, 2019 and it looked like this: in the early hours of the morning Lori King, my sister-in-law, was on her way to work (a two hour commute by public transportation) to TGIFRIDAYS at DFW Airport Terminal A Gate 14 like she has for the past 11 years, (having worked for TGIFRIDAYS in Texas for over 23 years), Lori had a headache for 4 days but this day it's like someone has used her head for batting practice. Getting to the bus stop another rider, a nurse from Parkland Hospital realized the situation and told her husband to drive Lori  home because she wasn't going to work today! Getting back home she fell out of the car and began vomiting from the pain. She summoned all her strength and called her neighbor Randy Garcia, who that day was working in Sweetwater, Texas 3 hours away. Once he learned the situation from Lori, he called his wife who was still sleeping and alerted her that Lori needed help. Along with her two daughters Maria & Angelina, Angie rushed to Lori’s aide getting her into the car and to the Emergency Room as soon as possible. Once there they stabilized her for the trip by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas which has a neurological trauma unit. Lori spent 8 days in ICU, and 2 days in a regular room before being discharged.

The Lord performed a miracle January 8, 2019! You see Lori had a brain aneurysm that clotted itself, a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to vascilitis (brain bleed), and a hemorrhagic stroke! And yet she walked out of the hospital 10 days later.

Lori is presently on an unpaid medical leave of absence after using all of her sick/vacation time and it is unsure when or if she can return to work at TGIFRIDAYS or somewhere closer. The medical bills have started to arrive and are already over $10,000 and that’s with insurance! Unfortunately Lori has no money coming in since she can’t work and had used all her savings on living expenses and repairs to her house in prior months.

I am asking for your help to help pay these mounting medical bills and also to help pay her living expenses like mortgage, utilities and insurance until she’s able to go back to work and support herself once again.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your donation and most of all for your prayers for Lori’s continued healing and restoration of her health! God bless you!


 

Valerie Friedel

2019-03-07 16:11:51

You got this Lori!!!

Anonymous

2019-03-06 17:27:44

Get your butt back to work princess!

Update #2
March 7, 2019, 8:04 pm

Hello everyone,

Tuesday of this week Lori had another doctor's appointment to hear the results from her CT scan last week. The doctor said Lori can return to work part-time. At this time it's unsure what part-time will look like for Lori since this is unchartered territory. It could be 1 half day, 2 half days, 3 full days, or just a couple hours a week! There's really no way to tell about how well she will tolerate the commute and whether she will have the strength and stamina to work 2 or 3 days a week. Of course, anyone that knows Lori knows she is chomping at the bit to get back to work! That's just her nature! The one drawback that messes things up is the frequent headaches that Lori still suffers from, although they are getting less frequent, when she has one it's not a carryon as usual kind of day but a rest and nap until it's gone kind of day since she is still recovering and will be for many more months.

Thank you everyone for all your prayers, thoughts, calls and texts! Thank you for sharing her story and for continuing to pray for her complete recovery both physically and financially. We appreciate your donations both monetary and time taken out of your busy day to pray for Lori. It means the world to us.

Many blessings,
Donna Cook

Update #1
February 20, 2019, 12:11 pm

Hello Everyone,
It has been 43 days since my sister-in-law Lori King had three traumatic brain events all in one day. Please read my original post for all the details. The miracle is Lori is still recovering although with frequent headaches and low stamina and continues to be unable to work. We are in awe of the miracle that happened in the early morning hours on January 8th! We give all the glory to God our Savior and King! Please continue to pray for a complete recovery and also a return for her financial stability. Our further prayer is that Lori's story will be spread far and wide to proclaim the glory of God and His grace and mercy. Thank you all so much for your prayers they are deeply appreciated!
Much love,
Donna

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