Since that day of August 2016, Jared has endured several severe seizures and struggles with his speech daily. This is extremely frustrating and discouraging for someone of Jared’s caliber and overall amazing strength and goodness.
Jared is an avid sports enthusiast, who has excelled in contact sports such as football and anything he sets his heart to.
MMA has always been a passion for Jared, and in August of 2016 , he was eager to learn the sport and train competitively with some friends for fun.
Unfortunately, Jared was fairly inexperienced at this juncture, and was struck in the temple from a closed fist, by a seasoned fighter who should have treated Jared with more respect and discretion.
The blow to Jared’s left temple caused a temporary concussion, which resulted in a TBI (Tramtic Brain Injury).
He has gone through extensive medical examinations at the University of Utah Neurology Center as well as Speech Therapy. Jared has dealt with severe headaches, low energy, depression and speech complications.
Approximately 3 months ago, he suffered his first seizure while at work, due to the brain injury he had incurred from that unfortunate August day in 2016.
His oldest brother “Tyler” witnessed Jared’s first seizure at work, and provided the best care he could for his younger brother. This was extremely traumatic for Tyler to witness.
Jared is a large in stature, tough as nails, all American guy, with a huge heart. His older brother felt helpless seeing his baby brother in serious physical need.
Jared was immediately placed on medication to help treat the seizures. On September 9th, he suffered yet another seizure, which was so severe, he was admitted into McKay Dee Hospital for several days, where he spent his 25th birthday, enduring numerous test, including spinal taps and MRI’s.
Due to Jared’s Brain injury, he has been unable to work for extended periods of time, and will not be afforded medical insurance.
It is for these reasons we are pleading to friends and family to help in anyway you can with Jared’s growing Medical bills and debts occurring.
Stress seems to be the key element which is triggering these horrible seizures. Jared was studying adamantly for a difficult test, while worrying about work and his current struggles , when this recent seizure happened.
We would like to reduce as much stress as possible for Jared , while we help him push through this trying time.
Please support the GoFundMe account we will be setting up for a Jared, to ensure he is provided for while he maintains his vigilance and positive attitude in pushing through his current situation.
We are beyond grateful for all the love and support Jared has received and will continue to receive. He is truly a blessing to everyone that he meets. He is a survivor, a warrior and full of strength, which emanates brightly to anyone who has been lucky enough to know Jared.
Jared is currently laid off from work , with Local Union 140.
No donation is too small, so please help in any way you can. We are grateful for your assistance and anything you are able to provide. Thank you. God bless
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