Update on Jenna

Here’s an update from Jenna’s husband, James Gunn, regarding her injury this week:

Jenna is in some pain, but she’s doing okay. There is no permanent damage, thank God, but she fractured her back in 4 places. She will be okay in time to shoot the new season of The Office, and she just got done shooting Walk Hard. So, as far as good times for breaking your back, now is it.

We’re very very appreciative of all the fan support. The notes are very nice.

A few people have inquired about sending care packages, etc. Please don’t! We are overwhelmed with flowers, snacks, gifts, and just plain stuff! We definitely don’t need anything else.

If people really want to do something, just make a small donation to Rover Rescue in Jenna’s name. Some people have already done this and it’s really appreciated!

Link: James’ complete letter at JGAS

Tipster: Linda


  1. That’s really nice that James posted a letter to let people know how Jenna is doing. I’m glad she’ll be OK!

  2. Jenna – Feel better soon! You were so amazing in the finale! Hope you’re back on your feet soon!!!

  3. Jenna- our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    You were incredible in the finale!

  4. wait a second, pam isn’t real? she’s played by an actress?? and thus pam broke her back?? oh my. i am donating money to rover rescue in honor of pam and jim.

  5. Thanks for the update. I’m so relieved that Jenna is recuperating.

    I just sent off a card today, but I’ll be making a donation to Rover Rescue in Jenna’s Name tonight. I want her to know that we’re thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery.

    After all, she’ll need to accept that Emmy personally.


  6. Wow…Jenna was already one of my favorites actresses but the fact that she’s asking for donations to be made to “a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue & placement of homeless dogs from los angeles animal shelters” makes her tops.

  7. The shelter is such a quality thing for Jenna to do. I hope they don’t mind my donation was so small! But hey, every little bit counts.

  8. i dont even want to start with what ifs.. but breaking your back is heavy stuff.

    Thank goodness she’ll make a full recovery.

  9. I just gave a whopping $25 to Rover Rescue. If that’s what Jenna wants, I’m there.

    She and James are a class act.

    Get well soon, Jenna.

  10. Made my donation, it wasn’t much, but it will do far better going toward the animals, than to something I would have bought anyway.

    Get Well Soon Jenna!

  11. I donated a small amount. It’s for a great cause. Get well soon Jenna!

  12. “Here’s an update on Jenna’s injury from her husband, James Gunn”

    ~whoo! For a minute there I thought poor Jenna’s injury was inflected by her husband, which would have been bad news…but its good to hear that she’s doing well.

  13. That’s so sweet, she would rather us give money to help dogs than give her a gift. That’s like the most dawesome thing ever!!!

  14. I think this is a great idea, and I sent in my donation yesterday. Anything I can do to help save the animals :) I mean really, how cute are James and Jenna? I love that even though James curses like crazy, he is a total softy. Get well soon Jenna!

  15. was i the only one who was confused about where to say that the donation was in jenna’s name? :p i just put it in the special requests box, hope that works.

  16. Question – How do you do it in Jenna’s name? I’m submitting a donation online, but I don’t see how to make a donation in someone’s name. Do you just do it in the “Special Instructions” box?

  17. I just specified in the instruction box that the donation was in Jenna’s name. I hope that get ‘er done.

    That was less than 200 words, no?

  18. I received the following email from Rover Rescue:

    Thank you for your donation to Rover Rescue. Your donation will go towards saving the lives of homeless dogs from Los Angeles Animal Shelters. Thanks so much for caring. An acknowledgment will be sent to Jenna.

    Cathy Rubin


  19. Tallyers-
    In response to my query to Cathy at Rescue Rover, she wrote back:

    “Yes, it’s been great. About 42 people have sent donations raising $757.00.
    That would be very nice if you could continue to encourage more “Office” fans to participate. The donations are so much appreciated. It really does save a lot of lives.
    Cathy Rubin”

    So I’m passing this along as encouragement. Do it for Jenna, do it for the poor dogs on Death Row…

  20. I just made a donation to Rover Rescue in Jenna’s name too. It’s such a great cause! And I’m praying for a very speedy recovery for Jenna!!

  21. I sent a letter to Cathy at Rover Rescue to see how it was going and she said they have raised $1937 in Jenna’s name so far! That’s great, but I think we can do better!

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