On the morning of 6/15/17, brothers Carter and Jackson Gannon (and their friend Carmen) were struck head-on by another vehicle in Augusta, GA. This occurred through no fault of their own and resulted in multiple injuries and placed both brothers in the ICU.
While older brother Carter's injuries initially were considered critical, he was quickly able to begin the recovery process and was discharged from the hospital 3 days later. He has much recovery yet to come (including memory and motor skills) but is stable and slowly improving. Praise God!
His younger brother, Jackson, however, continues to stay in the ICU and is in a fight for his life. This 15-year-old young man has repeatedly had to be placed under heavy sedation as the Intracranial Pressure in his brain spikes up into the 30's. (Check out this link for an overview of proper ICP function... http://www.braininjury.com/intracranialpressure.shtml)
Additionally, Jackson has developed a blood clot, pneumonia, and a staph infection during this time of recovery.
When not in a medically induced coma, Jackson responds to all stimuli (squeezing hands, crossing his arms, pushing back, etc.). This gives his family GREAT hope that he is on the path to healing, even as they wait for him to wake up!!!
A Facebook page was created for friends and family -@PrayingforJacksonandCarterGannon - and is designed to serve as a place of information, encouragement, and prayer for Carmen, Carter, and Jackson. Their parents and 6 younger siblings are grateful for every person who has offered support and prayers.
This GoFundMe account is being created by a friend of the family, as a means for the MANY people who love Jackson and Carter and their parents (and anyone else generous enough to share and bless) to offer financial support in any form. Obviously, there are medical bills mounting as the days and the tests and the healing process goes on--and there are other expenses, too.
And it's all doubled for this family.
Please, if you are able to give financially, every dollar will be received as a blessing and will go straight to their family to help with the costs incurred because of this accident.
Above all, the family asks for your prayers and encouragement and support as they continue to trust in the Lord with all of their heart, as they wait and they say: #WakeUpJackson.
"God is our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble." -Psalm 46:1
- Cody Cheek
- Tara Bomhoff
- Ashley Campbell
Organizer and beneficiary
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