Influencer in a medically induced coma following a brain aneurysm a week before her due date
Influencer, 35, in medically induced coma after a brain aneurysm a week before her due date
- California influencer Jackie Miller James excitedly charted her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing photos and details with her 27,000 followers
- On Wednesday, her sisters Natalie and Nicelle Miller revealed that Jackie had suffered a brain aneurysm and was in a coma: her daughter was born by cesarean section
- The little girl is being cared for by her father, Jackie’s husband of one year, Austin James: Jackie has had five brain surgeries and the family is raising money
A California influencer is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm a week before she was due to give birth and being placed in an induced coma.
Jackie Miller James, 35, collapsed and was found by her husband Austin, and rushed to hospital.
Their daughter was born by emergency c-section and spent her first 12 days in the NICU, but is unharmed.
Miller James remains on a ventilator after undergoing five separate brain procedures.
She is expected to remain in ICU for weeks and will require substantial therapy and assistance.
Jackie Miller James is seen at her baby shower in April. With just a week until her due date, she collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital
Miller James is pictured with her newborn daughter on a GoFundMe page set up by her sisters
Her sisters Natalie and Nicelle are raising money for her care.
“Had Jackie and the baby arrived at the hospital a few minutes later, we probably would have lost both of them,” they wrote on their GoFundMe.
“But instead, Jackie continues to fight for her life every day and we’re optimistic she can beat the odds by surrounding her with the right specialists and therapy methods.”
“While the road will be long, we are determined to bring Jackie home to her daughter and husband.”
Miller James married Austin James in April 2022
The couple is photographed in South Lake Tahoe, California, in January
Miller James became a full-time influencer in 2021, after five years as a professional backup dancer in New York and six years working for a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
She said she was always fascinated by Botox, cosmetics and beauty and wanted a forum to discuss them honestly.
She also charted her dating dramas and met Austin James online in 2019.
The couple married in April 2022 in a lavish Napa Valley ceremony.