Jaylen's Road to Recovery

Let me tell you about Jaylen. Jaylen is an charismatic, motivated, hard working young man and a loving father. He prides himself on being physically fit and living a healthy, active lifestyle. Jaylen is the oldest of 3 children. He values time spent with his family. Jaylen is always working to better himself to become a successful business man that he aspires to be. Jaylen was working towards his goal to be an entrepreneur and provide for himself and others.

Jaylen was working hard, like any other day. He was working to pay his bills and provide for his young family. Unfortunately, what started as a normal day as an Amazon driver, quickly redefined his life forever. Jaylen's life was altered when he was shot in the back after an altercation over a handicap parking space in the Target parking lot on March 5, 2019. 

The ideas, goals and aspirations that he was working towards were ripped away from him, leaving him to forge a new life, much different from the one he had planned. Jaylen now remains hospitalized due to a gun shot wound, resulting in a T8 spinal cord injury. At this time, Jaylen has no feeling from his abdomen through to his lower extremities. Because his spine was severed at this level, it is unlikely that Jaylen will be able to regain the motor and sensory functions to allow him to walk or run to chase after his little boy. Jaylen and his team of doctors are not yet certain on what exactly Jaylen's physical limitations will be.

Due to not having health insurance, we are raising money on Jaylen's behalf to cover the exorbitant costs of medical treatment. This treatment will include procedures and months of rehabilitation. In addition, this money will be beneficial for Jaylen as he works through his recovery process and adapts to his new way of life. 

Any contributions made will be pivotal to Jaylen's recovery. Please donate and share this GoFundMe account to show your support.

Organizer and beneficiary

Brittany Stuckel
St Louis, MO
Regina Perkins Walker

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