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Jimmy’s Story

In August 2011, Jimmy was in a traumatic car accident while in a news car at work.  He suffered a devastating spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the shoulders down. 

We have learned this journey will be long and involved though we've made some important strides.  

We created this website to keep friends and family updated about Jimmy's recovery process. Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write us a note in our guestbook.

Thanks to those who have taken the time to write incredibly heartfelt messages. Jimmy has seen (or heard) all of them.

Latest Journal Update

Recovering

As you may or may not know, Jimmy's scalp wound surgery was moved to yesterday.

It ended up being a four hour surgery, which went a little long (long story) but Jimmy did well.

Doctor did one of the more cosmetically appealing options that Jimmy had hoped he would be able to do.

Jimmy was in a crap ton of pain last night and very uncomfortable for a lot of the night, but finally started to relax after his pain meds kicked in.

I stayed with him in the hospital. He just needed lots of help. Didn't feel like a good time to leave. After he got a little bit of relief from his meds, he started to relax and make some jokes with some staffers. I always feel better when the joking happens.

This morning was his first meal since Thursday night's supper.

Jimmy ate a big pancake, sausage, eggs, fruit, apple jacks and OJ. And I'm pretty sure it was the best meal he ever had. He consumed it in what had to be record time.

There were a ton of people in and out of here last night, he didn't get much sleep. But he's getting some good care in a critical time.

I think we'll get to see the wound doctor tomorrow, who did the surgery. He may take the bandage off so we can see what's going on underneath. I may or may not look depending on how much sleep I get tonight.

Jimmy has always been a really quick and a really good healer, so hopefully that continues. He says the pain is pretty constant.

Thanks again for all the support and well wishes!

Jimmy is such a trooper. He makes all of this so much easier.