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Jack is an amazingly strong man with a large heart and amazing family. He is being surrounded with family and friends who have not stopped praying for him since that night. His strong faith in God has helped him persevere through his injuries. You can click Read My Story to read the whole background story. - "So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Jack has a loving wife, Julie and 4 kids: Josh, Joey, Lottie, and Becca. On Thanksgiving night he left for his job around 9:15 pm. He always calls Julie when he arrives for work and she had been waiting for the call that night. At 9:58pm she saw his picture and name pop up on her phone and assumed that he was calling to tell her about his safe arrival. When she answered the phone it was not his voice, the person introduced themself as a Jefferson County Police Officer. They advised her that there had been an accident and that she needed to get to St. John's Hospital immediately. She asked to speak to him and the officer told her that he was being worked on and would not be able to talk to her. He said that Jack was being airvaced to the hospital. Julie informed the whole family of the accident and they all raced to the hospital. Later, it was found out by the family that he had been t-boned by a truck on his motor cycle and trapped for 30 minutes before being cut out by the fire department. There were extensive injuries to the left side including: broken tibia(compound fracture), fibula, femur(moderately dislocated, severely shattered), pelvis, sacrum, pubis bone, and lower spine: L1 left transverse process avulsion fracture, L4 burst fracture, L5 burst fracture. Traumatic Brain Injury, damage to his bladder, teeth knocked out, and internal bleeding leading to a massive blood transfusion. His recovery has been complicated by respiratory failure, acute kidney failure, pneumonia, blood clotting disorders, and many other infections.