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Jacy’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated on Jacy's condition. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support our family has received from friends, family, the Daphne High School faculty, staff, students and even complete strangers who have reached out and prayed for us during this difficult time.

Jacy is an avid golfer, teacher, and football coach, but most importantly a husband and father. He loves the Daphne Trojans and the students he coaches and mentors. On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Jacy was in a car accident on his way to Daphne High School. He was life-flighted to USA Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He had a spinal injury, collapsed lung, broken ribs, and head laceration, along with multiple bruises. Upon his arrival at USA, the waiting room began to fill with family and friends showing their love and support. At this time, he has no feeling in his legs and the doctors say he will never walk again but we are praying for a miracle! Please pray with us!

Latest Journal Update

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I know I don't post enough any more but Jacy is doing well. He walks a lot now and sometimes with only 1 cane. He walks at home without any aides to help. God has blessed us in so many ways. Jacy has come so far and defied science in so many ways over the past year and a half.

We are blessed to be moving into our new house this weekend. We are all very excited. I'm ready to take a bath in a big bath tub. Raegan is ready for that playroom. Jacy is excited about his shower. So many blessings that we can't name them all. We certainly must mention that Chris and Davin worked diligently to get our home ready and made sure that any accommodations Jacy needs now or in the future were in place. We could never thank the people involved in building our home enough. They were all a Godsend to us.

Every once in a while we do something and Jacy realizes he is still paralyzed but most days we don't even notice. The people at Shepherd told us that one day we would learn a new normal and I think we have arrived at that new normal. Our lives are not the same as before and I think we are more aware of our blessings now.

And last but not least.....Baby Todd is due August 4!!! We are all very excited but Raegan is bouncing off the walls with excitement. She has wanted to be a big sister for so long. We were told that we would have difficulty having another child and possibly would need in vitro. We prayed that if another child was in God's plan for us to allow us to conceive that child. We know this baby belongs to God and we give Him all the praise and glory for allowing us to raise it for Him.

Jacy is in pain a lot and I ask that you continue to keep him in your prayers. He works hard at therapy and I tease him about practicing walking carrying a bag of sugar. I think that's what they do in home economics to prepare you for a baby (boy did they miss the boat because that sugar never cries or anything). It sounded like a good plan to me:). We keep our sense of humor and fight the tough days together. I can do anything with him by my side. The hardest part of this whole endeavor was when he was at USA and not conscious. I had never made such serious decisions without him. I pray that I never have to do that again an that he never finds out how that felt for me.

Thank you for all of your prayers and I will try to keep you updated if anything changes.

God Bless You ALL!!!