On the night of Saturday, September 29th, the lives of Jonathan Sedman and his beautiful family were changed drastically and tragically when he was pinned by a car that lost control and jumped the barrier at Saratoga Speedway.
Jon, an honest, loving and dedicated family man was rescued from this horrible accident by truly wonderful human beings who lifted the race car off his broken body. He was rushed to the Courtney Hospital where medical staff worked tirelessly to stabilize him, providing 8 liters of blood in the process until he could be AirEvac to Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Trauma Centre where he is now facing an unknown number of surgeries and procedures to repair injuries to his Ruptured Bladder, Shattered Pelvis, Broken Ribs, Brain Bleed, among other injuries as well.
Jon will be requiring extensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy before he can bear any weight on his body. At this time it is unknown when that will be able to take place as the Doctors say it will be months until he can begin that process.
Right now he is not breathing on his own and is not able to communicate.
He will be facing mobility challenges among others that will require special equipment to make it all possible.
This was Jon’s Facebook post shortly before the accident occurred…
…later, this story taken from the Comox Valley Record: https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/man-struck-by-flipped-car-at-saratoga-speedway/
Jon and Christa were just weeks away from welcoming their much-anticipated baby into their lives and amidst the stress and uncertainty of Jon’s condition, Christa went into labour, delivering their son prematurely. Baby is under the watchful eye of Mom and health care professionals, but as a preemie, he will have his own challenges to face. Jon, under heavy sedation, does not yet know he has a baby boy.
And so came this page. A family with so much to live for needs your help. This page is to provide a space for friends, family, co-workers and concerned observers to lend their support while Jon, Christa and their newborn baby begin the process of healing and recovering from this devastating accident and the domino of events that have and will come after…We are reaching out on behalf of a family that would never reach out on their own.
A bit about Jon…Like many, Jon worked 2 jobs – one of them was running their family business with his parents and sister, the other at Save On Foods where is has been for over 25 years. Jon’s passion for fireworks is only surpassed by his passion for giving – he would drop everything to help a friend or family or stranger, time and time again. He is so excited to be a Dad – and we want to help him get back to his new family as quickly as possible.
Anyone who is a parent or knows someone who has experienced the thrill and exhaustion of being a new parent to a tiny human knows that support in those early weeks/months is so important for both Mom and Baby. This dear, small family has so much work to do and a long road ahead to get to a place where Jon, Christa and Baby can be the Dad, Mom and Son they are meant to be. Please give to them to ease their journey.
Jennifer Sedman, who is Jonathans sister, has been the one responsible for the majority of Jonathans care.
As Jennifer Sedman has been the main caregiver at this time, she will be administering the funds to Jonathan as medical expenses arise for him.