What would life be like for you?
Imagine trying to do your job.
Trying to drive a car.
Trying to hold your loved ones.
Trying to play video games.
Trying to open a jar of pickles.
This exercise of your imagination is a reality for Jared.
September 15, 2018, started out as a normal day for him. Jared was riding a 4 wheeler when suddenly he hit a puddle, was thrust into the air, and lost control of it. During the split second that he experienced zero gravity, he had 2 deadly choices, to roll with the 4 wheeler or hit a tree that was directly in front of him. He chose to hit the tree.
His shoulder hit the tree so hard it left a dent. He was a meer couple centimeter from ending his life. He was able to stand after he hit the tree but his right arm just dangled by his side. His friends called an ambulance for him and he was taken to the hospital.
After a grueling ride there he was life-flighted to University Hosptial in Cleveland where they performed surgery to attach his arm back to his shoulder using titanium plates.
There they diagnosed his injuries.
- Broken collarbone
- 4 cracked ribs
- Multiple spine fractures
- Collapsed lung
- Potentially unrepairable nerve damage to his right arm
We, unfortunately, don't know the extent of his nerve damage for another 6-8 weeks. The doctors can't diagnose it because of the swelling that his broken collarbone caused.
He can feel tingling in his right arm and he can move his fingers a bit, but he might not be able to move his right arm again. The best case scenario is that the nerves aren't completely severed and they can heal. Nerves heal at a radically slow rate, one centimeter a month. He'll be able to use his right arm again in 2 or 3 years time. But worst case scenario is that he did severe his nerves and he'll never be able to use his right arm again.
Any donations will be used to help with the expenses of the medical bills, physical therapy, and home health that will be required as he recovers. Obviously, he can’t work for now so he'll greatly benefit from your generosity. Thank you, everyone.
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