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Jan 9, 2016 Latest post:
Nov 14, 2016
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. This was established while Caton recovers and transitions into a rehabilitation phase. The family is so thankful for the kind words, prayers, and donations for medical expenses that have been made at his GoFundMe page, as wells as the "Caton Jones Recovery Fund" at Bancorp South Banks (all Arkansas locations) and Simmons Bank (2350 Malvern Ave. in Hot Springs, AR). Caton Jones is 18 years old from Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a 2015 graduate from Lakeside High School and is currently a freshman at the Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Around 8am Friday January 8th, 2016, while home for winter break, he was the passenger of a truck that lost control and hit a tree on the passenger side. He was on the way to his 2nd day of work at a new job he had picked up over the break. Caton suffered a traumatic brain injury with bleeding of the brain, numerous facial and skull fractures, broken mandible (jaw), collapsed lung, and broken femur. He spent over 3 weeks in ICU on a vent, and then progressed to a trach collar. He has since been breathing by his own for over 3 months and has been showing signs of positive improvement at Baptist Rehab in Little Rock. He was then moved to TimberRidge Neuro-Restorative Center in Benton, AR in which some swelling near his right mandible was noted. He has spent the last few weeks at Baptist trying to figure out the cause of swelling in this cheek. He was transferred to UAMS on May 20th so be treated for a possible 'malignant large cell neoplasm' as the source of the swelling in his cheek Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he fights this next battle. He has shown so much progress over the past 4 months, and he needs us now more than ever.