This is Jen. She’s what you might call a firecracker. About six months ago, she decided to get back into acting, so in spite of the fact that she has no singing or dancing experience, she landed a part in the Radio City Music Hall’s holiday show in Toronto. (You know, with the Rockettes!) Very little stops this girl from moving forward. Except maybe a cement wall…
A few days ago something went wrong and Jen’s car hit a cement barrier while going 65mpg down I-5. This would be scary enough for anybody, but Jen has the special circumstance of being a little person. Since cars aren’t designed for someone of her height, none of the saftey measures (seat belts, airbags) protect her as well as they would protect me. I think Jen’s a little shorter than Eden, who’s height prevents her from sitting in the front seat. If the airbag is too dangerous for Eden to sit up front, it can’t be much better for Jen in the driver’s seat. I felt shitty enough the last time I was in a car accident and that was at 15 miles an hour with a seatbelt that hit me in the right spot on my shoulder!
Jen has two black eyes, a very broken nose, a swollen brain, and a very sore back. She’s terribly dizzy and in a lot of pain, plus she’s plauged with crash nightmares. Not to mention that since the show closed a few weeks ago she’s out of a job.
Thankfully, Jen’s here in Seattle with her parents and her friends and family are being very supportive. Please join me in saying a prayer and directing some healing energy towards Jen today.