Jason’s Story
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Jason Hosier is 28 year old Dubuque, Iowa native. He is a son, a brother, a friend and all around good person.

Unfortunately over Labor Day weekend he had an accident and suffered a life altering event. Jason was taken by ambulance to Iowa City, University of Iowa Hospital where he had emergency surgery to fix a broken vertebrae(C5) in his neck and a transected spinal cord. This is a very serious injury and at this time the full extent of his injuries are unknown. He and his family will have a long road to recovery and are taking things day to day.

 Jason is a strong guy and always has a great attitude about life. He loves to watch and cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Dallas Mavericks and watching sports in general. It’s not hard to describe what kind of person Jason is. He is an amazing young-man who is out-going and adventurous and always has a smile on his face with positive attitude. He likes to have fun and be with friends and family.

Right now Jason is facing a very difficult and long rehab. He needs all the positivity and hope we can give him along with love and support as he takes on this next chapter in his life. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Cali Amos

Jason is killing it at rehab! We visited him for a few days and got to see how hard he pushes himself during therapy. He is always asking his therapists to try new things or different ways! He never gives up and literally exhausts himself! His attitude continues to be focused on getting things done and moving forward!

He is still using the power-assist manual wheelchair whenever he can in therapy so he can keep practicing his skills with that.

Jason got to check out a vehicle that was modified for him being able to drive and see what strength and ability he would need to drive. He will continue to work towards this goal.

In PT he worked on landing on his elbows when he is in a seated position and drops backward. He did so well at this! His balance is getting better everyday and he can maintain it longer too. 

In OT he figured out what worked best for him to hold a pen and write things. After a few configurations he was writing his name and anything else you told him you wanted him to write down. 

Jason got on the bicycle and did some laps throughout the building. He got a good cardio workout in doing that and did awesome at it!

We went out for a nice dinner one night and had an amazing meal we all treated ourselves to dessert. Jason got one of the largest cheesecake slices I have ever seen!! 

It was another nice visit for us and it’s always inspiring to see the progress Jason makes from the last time I got to see him. His progress is easy to see and he still is always in a good mood and has that “go get it” attitude. 

Thanks for all the continued support!
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