I have started this Go Fund Me account after learning about a terrible accident that left a Plainville High School Alumni (class of 1996)with life changing injuries. I had the opportunity to meet Jason Bukowski , his wife Jennifer and their daughter Jordan recently. Jason was injured on July 13, 2015 while he was coaching the Plainville American Legion Baseball team. Coaching is Jason's passion and he has been coaching for 17 years.. Jason also coaches at the Avon High School Baseball Program. In the fall Jason is a member of the CCAFO. This is a board that covers football officiating for most of Central Connecticut. This tragic accident has left Jason with a multitude of injuries. He suffered a fractured skull, a brain bleed, severe concussion, an ear drum injury which has left him without hearing in his left ear, severe headaches and light sensitivity. He also has loss of balance, difficulty concentrating and difficulty with thought process. As if this wasn't enough at the time of his accident his wife Jennifer was 35 weeks pregnant expecting their first child together, Jordan Paige who was born on August 15, 2015. At a time when Jason and Jennifer should have been concentrating on the upcoming birth of their little girl; they instead we're in a hospital praying that Jason would be ok. Once Jason came home Jennifer took care of him as best as she could being almost at full term. Jennifer was unable to work due to Jason's injuries and not being able to take care of himself and the fact that they have no local family support. Jason is not only suffering from his injuries but also missed out on the final stages of his wife's pregnancy. While Jason continues to make improvements he has a long road ahead of him. At this time Jordan is Jason and Jennifer's main priority. Jason was to be Jordan's primary caregiver with Jennifer going back to work after 6 weeks. Jason is now unable to hear the baby and cannot carry the baby due to his lack of balance. At this time Jason will not be able to take care of Jordan and Jennifer will need to go back to work. In addition to the emotional and physical hardships the family has endured the financial burden is enormous. Medical bills, loss of work for both , a new baby and this tragic accident leave Jason and Jennifer in a terrible position. Jennifer will either have to extend her leave although it will be without pay and or hire outside assistance. No one should be in this position. Jason is one of our own. The kind of guy who gives back and gives some more. I have learned and heard many things about Jason while starting this fund and all of them positive !! In life we have no guarantees........ But that being said I know I can guarantee that the community of Plainville, Plainville High School Alumni, CCAFO board, Avon High School Baseball, Jason and Jennifer's friends and family and anyone who reads this story will be touched by it and pay it forward. Please prove me right and let's surpass the fund amount !! Thanks for the opportunity to share Jason's story and to be part of something so POSITIVE!!!
Just a few pictures of Jason and Jennifer ......., please help us help them❤️