Prayers for Jared

$22,735 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 153 people in 43 months


Jared Springer suffered an unexplained  hemorrhage on October 6th, 2014 . Were praying for a safe recovery. Everything donated will go directly to medical bills and physical therapy  later on. We love this guy and are praying  for a miracle!
Jared's Journey - Day 1
Started off normal.
  Jared and I spent about 45 mins together in the morning talking about school, plans for the week and going camping. At 9:15 he fired up his motorcycle, I hugged him, handed him his helmet and off he went to school.

At 9:36 I received a call from the school nurse who said Jared was having trouble w vision, headache, tingling and was about to pass out. The school called 911. I met the ambulance at the school and Jared was having symptoms of brain trauma. He was rushed to the ER and they found fluid on the brain.

Jared was flown to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara where he is being treated for a severe brain hemorrhage. He was put into a coma and medically paralyzed to stabilize his body and his brain.

They are draining the fluid and blood off his brain. He is on life support since the medication he is on doesn't allow him to breath on his own. They are keeping him in a coma and closely monitoring his brain swelling. His body is resting and hopefully he's dreaming about surfing.

We will post daily updates about Jared's Journey on his FB page.

Thank you everyone for your love, support and prayers.
 Frank Springer, Jared's dad.
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Jared's Journey 5 Months and 4 Days
We woke up early this morning knowing Jared is coming home today. It's a good feeling. It's going to be a good day.
Our son has been in the hospital for 5 months and 4 days. Most days it seems like we've been here for years. Long days in the hospital with short nights make it's easy to loose sense of time and real life.
Jared's come a long way from the first day when he was airlifted to Cottage Hospital. On that day the neurosurgeon told us Jared only had about hour to live when the helicopter landed, they rushed him into surgery and drained fluid off his brain. Because of the location and the size of the bleed it was unclear what the outcome would be. All we knew was Jared's life was spared.
When Jared was in a coma and hooked up to all the machines he looked like he was asleep and just resting. As the days went on reality started to set in, doctors were trying to figure out what caused such a severe injury and our life went into a tail spin.
Today Jared has no machines, no monitors and no stuff. No stuff connected to him. He can eat, he can talk and his left side is getting stronger. He's worked hard and we are so very proud of him.
Jared does have some serious health challenges ahead and had his first round of chemo therapy last week.
Being home will help. It will be hard work but it will help him rest more, be more comfortable, be around his sisters, his friends, his pets, his space.
We got word late last night that Brighton a Corner finished the modifications and "all the hard work" on our house to make Jared's space and our home ready for him. The group and volunteers worked for 10 straight days, long hours and till midnight last night to complete the "Jared Springer Project".
We know the timeline was tight and people gave of themselves to finish on time. It's amazing how it all came together, amazing how many joined in and amazing that we get to come home with Jared to a house that will meet his needs. Brighton a Corner and everyone who gave, helped and prayed you are amazing. Thank you.
Today we turn the page. Today we start a new chapter in Jared's Journey. Today we bring Jared home. Today we are thankful.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
— with Jared Springer.
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Jared's Journey Week 17/18
Jared has been at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera Ca the last two weeks. He has been working hard in therapy and making new friends.
Seems like everywhere we go the care team, nurses, therapist and doctors get attached to Jared. To his smile, his willingness to work hard and give his best. He has many daily challenges but such a great personality and sweet spirit.
We have learned more since we arrived at VCH about Jared's specific injury, his type of brain cancer, his projected outcome and what life might look like.
Right now his days are full with therapy, school, recreation, exercise, Dr. visits and homework every night. Six days a week.
We got a pass last weekend to take Jared out for the day. It was nice to spend time away from the hospital. Lori, Jared, Alyssa, Marc, Anniston and I got to take a Sunday drive, get burgers for lunch, do a little shopping, go to the movies (American Sniper) and hit up a BBQ joint for dinner. It was a little work, a little learning "how to" but a whole lot of fun.
Jared's counselor at the hospital was injured at Hume Lake Camp many years ago when he was just 16 and has been in a wheel chair ever since. He has an amazing life story and went on to medal in wheelchair rugby at the Paralympics. He has offered us and Jared many encouraging words.
Brent can identify with Jared since they were both the same age when their life drastically changed. His motto is don't ask "why me" ? but instead believe in yourself, accomplish the impossible and always smile.
As we watch Jared, sometimes thru our tears and sadness, he's always smiling. I think Jared's attitude is more encouraging to us then we are to him somedays. His smiles are contagious. Usually in the hospital contagious is bad but not when it comes to smiles.
We have been told Jared should be able to come home the second week of March. He will still need a lot of care and help to get thru the days but we will be ready.
Brighton a Corner is starting construction and modifications to our home Friday Feb 27th for about 10 days. They have been a relief to our family. Their team and volunteers will be making Jared's space livable, wheelchair accessible and helping to get our home ready for his return. Wider doors, ramps, remodeling the bathroom and Jared's new room. Along with other areas so Jared can function at home. We appreciate all they are doing. They really have a heart to help those in need.
In all this I have seen people from all over our community and around our country reach out to help our son with prayer, support, fundraisers and kind words. Family, friends, schools, organizations, hospital staff, churches and people we've never met. It proves to me God cares for Jared. He cares enough to prompt his people to do something, something for someone else, something for someone in need.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
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Jared's Journey Week 16
Yesterday marked 4 months since Jared's brain hemorrhage and stroke. October 6th 2014. Life changed on that day and we had more questions then answers.
Today we know a little more. More about what happened to our son.
We know Jared's better today then he was 4 months ago when he was in a coma.
We know brain tumors caused the original hemorrhage and stroke.
We know God used the doctors skill and gifts to save Jared's life.
We know there's a treatment plan in place to help.
We know people have been the hands and feet of God to us and have blessed our family in so many ways.
We know so far we've made it thru this storm.
Last night we watched another storm roll in to Santa Barbara. Outside our window the trees and flowers were being blown and tossed in the wind. We listened to the rain hit against the window as we slept. Inside Jared's hospital room we had shelter from the storm.
I'll admit somedays it seems like there's not much shelter and it's hard to find the the good in everything that's happened. But everyday we give praise that Jared is alive.
Love this song by Casting Crowns. It's a good reminder.
"Praise You In The Storm"
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZBZv_771o
We woke up to a calmer grey sky and wet cement. The trees and flowers weren't blowing anymore and the rain was falling lightly on the leaves. The plants looked refreshed, watered and full of life.
As the days and months roll by and the storm subsides, our hope is Jared will continue to heal, be refreshed and be full of life.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
— with Jared Springer.
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Fred Goff
42 months ago

The lyrics of the Danny Gokey song are so poignant. November 4 is the birthday of my father in law, Jim Shull. "Grampy" as he is known is WWII vet, husband, father and grandfather. He would have been 89 on Tuesday. He passed Sunday night after a short battle. He left in peach and we spent the evening in celebration of the man he was. And we celebrate the recovery of Jared. We need someone to take Grampy's place. We're counting on and praying for Jared. "There's better day ahead..... there's hope in front of me" Fight on my friend.....

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$50
Kenny O
17 months ago

We love you Jared! Hope to see you in the hood soon when Jenny gets released from her spinal injury rehab.

RH
$20
Robin Hamaker
23 months ago

Wishing all the best from London

SJ
$10
Synnove Johnson
23 months ago

I am so sorry for all that you have gone through, and then to miss the Prom! I'm glad that so many people have heard your story - I hope it will prevent this from happening to others. I am glad that Brighten A Corner and your family and friends are able to put on a new prom for you. I hope it is even more amazing than you can imagine!!! Good luck with your continued recovery. You deserve the best! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. You have a great smile! Love the pink tie also.

$50
Josette Campbell
23 months ago

A speedy recovery and prayers are with you.

$50
Mark Honbo
23 months ago
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Enjoy your prom, young man. And post some pics so the rest of us can see just how stylin' you and your date look that night!

$25
Brittni Van Horn
23 months ago

It's not much but hope it will help in paying for things for his prom.

PJ
$20
Pamela Jones
23 months ago

Go Jared. Enjoy your Prom.

Fred Goff
42 months ago

The lyrics of the Danny Gokey song are so poignant. November 4 is the birthday of my father in law, Jim Shull. "Grampy" as he is known is WWII vet, husband, father and grandfather. He would have been 89 on Tuesday. He passed Sunday night after a short battle. He left in peach and we spent the evening in celebration of the man he was. And we celebrate the recovery of Jared. We need someone to take Grampy's place. We're counting on and praying for Jared. "There's better day ahead..... there's hope in front of me" Fight on my friend.....

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