Burke's Recovery

In the wee hours on May 8, 2017, my sister in law received a call from my brother's coworker that my brother, Burke Jackson, had been taken to Mobile Infirmary. They were unsure as to what had happened to him, but it did not look good. After arriving at the hospital, and undergoing multiple tests, including MRIs, CTs and the like, Burke was admitted to NICU with bleeding on the brain, brain bruising and swelling, and memory loss. He still is unsure as to what caused his injury, as are his doctors. As a result of his brain injury, his body reacted by having his thyroid start acting up, his sodium and potassium levels to fluctuate and headaches. After four days in NICU, he was moved to the Neuro floor for continued monitoring, as it is a slow process for the brain to heal. After two weeks, he then was released to the Rehab floor for one week. Burke was finally able to go home on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is extremely restricted as to what and how much activity he can do and per Dr.'s orders will be out of work for approximately 6 to 8 months. He is to continue with physical therapy at home and has to have someone with him at all times. As a result of a month long hospital stay, Burke has exhausted his vacation time and he and his wife Brenda, are still faced with monthly household expenses, as well as added expenses of daytime caregivers and medications. For someone who used to only take one pill a day, he now takes multiple pills and insurance logistics are still being worked out. Any contributions will go directly to their monthly living expenses while Burke continues his recovery, as he wants nothing more than to get back to work. For those of you who know him, you know he is not a lazy man and he is going to amaze the doctors… I feel it in my bones! Thank you all for your prayers and kind words over the past month and please continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

  • Scott Sherrill 
    • 150 $ 
    • 58 mos
  • Dale Horton 
    • 200 $ 
    • 58 mos
  • Alex & the girls 
    • 50 $ 
    • 58 mos
  • Jamie & Amanda Novak 
    • 100 $ 
    • 58 mos
  • Andy & Traci Walter 
    • 100 $ 
    • 59 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Ellen Jackson Rozell 
Chattanooga, TN
Burke Jackson