Jeff, a father of three who makes his living as a truck driver, broke his back. A fragment of bone hit his spinal cord resulting in partial paralysis. He was rushed into surgery to remove the bone fragment and place 8 pins and rods.
Anybody who knows Jeff knows he's an amazing husband, father, and friend. He's the type of person who is the first to stop and help if he sees someone on the side of the road having car trouble. Driving a big truck was his passion. He's the type of father who shares his love of the outdoors with his children and we know that getting back to the things he loves will be a motivating force in his recovery.
Jeff is getting better day by day. He has some feeling in his left leg and is able to move his quad muscle and move the leg side to side. His right leg has no movement and is just tingling.
His doctors can't say whether he'll ever walk again or regain feeling in his leg, but a lot will depend on rehab. He was accepted to TIRR Hermann Memorial's inpatient rehab and his road to recovery is just beginning.
If you feel as though you can help or are even willing to share this story we would be incredibly grateful. The medical bills are piling up, and though Jeff has insurance, this will be an extended recovery period during which he can't work.