He is the living embodiment of living life in the fast lane, but just this one time I wish he had slowed down.
Not even 24 hours ago, he wrecked his motorcycle. I'm going to describe the accident as his mother told it to me, so I'm sorry if it's a little graphic.
Jacob lost control going around a bend, running into the guardrail which he rode along for about 100 feet, horribly breaking both his arms in countless spots and cutting his foot clean off his leg. His bike laid up the road, his shoe with his detached foot still inside down the other direction, and him laying in agony under the rail with broken bones, broken ribs, deep cuts, and a bleeding leg. He was never knocked unconscious, as he sat there in what I can only imagine as a true living nightmare. Beyond the odds, he was able to get the strength to lift an arm in the air and wave a car down for help after waiting there in tremendous pain for who knows how long, where they then called for an ambulance to get him life lighted out of his hell.
He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he was immediately taken into surgery. His arms are now filled with metal rods and bolts, and he will hopefully be able to gain full control of them after many, many months of recovery and rehabilitation. His foot, however, was not able to be saved, and he will now have to get a part of his leg amputated in order to fit a prosthetic. His other injuries will heal with time, including his broken ribs and cuts that are down to the bone. By the grace of God, he did not suffer any internal injuries nor brain/spinal damage.
He's currently laying in the hospital in a medically induced coma. It truly pains me to my core to see my brother lay there in that state, but I am thankful to God and his guardian angel that he did not end up any worse. Plus, I know he'd be damned if me or anyone else close to him let this get them down. He knows all too well that life is too short, and you can't waste a single second. I'll be visiting him as much as I can as he recovers.
Any and all money this page raises will be going directly to his family to try to help cover the bills and expenses that they'll be hit with. I figure with the $2,000 goal that will at least pay him back for all the drinks he's bought me, and hopefully we can reach that and more. If you cannot donate, please share. Do anything you possibly can for my best man.
I love you, ya hillbilly.
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