Jesse James

Where do I even begin with this, Saturday October 6th Jesse and his friend Danielle were heading to a ride for life event, which they had just purchased tickets for. The event was supposed to be a time for friends and fellow riders to gather, and raise both money and awareness for a fellow rider who was severely injured in an accident earlier this year.  Despite the cold, gloomy fall day, both Jesse and Danielle were willing to bundle up and show their support. Not long after they left the house headed for the event, Jesse was confronted by an older driver in an SUV who committed a bikers worst fear and turned left in front of him. Jesse had just left a light near Harmony and College headed South, when the woman made the fatal mistake. Jesse and Danielle were both thrown from the bike as it took a direct hit into the side of the older woman’s car.  Jesse explained upon impact, he felt they were in the air forever, one can only imagine the incedent for all involved. In all of our worst fears, god decided he needed Danielle that day, and took her from the world.  Devestating is a word that doesn’t do this situation justice. Both the older woman, Jesse and Danielle were taken to the hospital. Thankfully the driver only sustained minor injuries, Jesse was not so lucky.

It would be several hours before Jesse was able to come to, and realize what had happened and was informed that his dear friend Danielle was gone.  Despite the broken pelvis, torn ligaments in his arm, and too many surface injuries to mention all Jesse could focus on was Danielle. It was a long first night, Jesse didn’t sleep and when he did close his eyes, he was haunted by the moments of the morning. 

Both myself, my family and especially Jesse are not good at asking for help. But as I explained to him, at some point in life we all need some help. It’s more than ironic they were headed to support and raise money for a friend who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident early in the year. It’s now his time, Jesse needs help. He needs a lot of help, he had his pelvis screwed and plated back together this morning. The surgeon explained the break was so severe he had never used screws as long as the ones he had to use on Jesse today.  It will be some time before Jesse can walk, let alone work. As his family, we will all do everything we can but at this point we need some help from our wonderful community, but most of all god. 

Please do anything you can can to help Jesse, be it, a monetary donation, a prayer, a funny joke for him or a hug. At the very least, make yourself and others around you more aware of the people on the road and let’s all be a little more cautious and kind to one another. Here is to hoping and praying for the three families directly involved and countless others as friends of the families. Thank you for taking the time to read. As always, thank you all for your support, thoughts, prayers and wishes. 

Love, Jesse’s adoring family.
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