Just wanted to post an email that was directly from Beverly, Jason's mother. I think I was pretty accurate in my update but I would rather you hear the update straight from her:
Most of you know this by now, but some of you do not, so I wanted to try to reach the largest number of folks possible via email.Jason was involved in a car accident on Monday night when he was returning to college in Tyler. He was hit by a drunk driver who was on the wrong side of the road. His car was totalled, in fact, it does not even resemble a car any longer. Even though he is injured, we are extremely blessed. Basically, all that is left of the car is the portion that Jason was taken out of.He has a broken sternum and lacerated kidney - both will heal on their own. He had a significant gash under his right knee, which they repaired during surgery early Tuesday morning. His chief complaint has been his back and we found out last night that he will be having surgery tomorrow to realign the bottom two vertabrae and to attach it to his pelvis. He has some nerve damage in his left leg, but that is expected with this type of injury. After surgery, he should have a full recovery, which will take about 3 months. At this time, I am not sure how long he will be in the hospital, but expect to know more after the surgery.He is pretty sedated at this point, so he drifts in and out, but he is providing us all with comic relief from his comments courtesy of the pain medication!!It is a blessing that his injuries are not more severe and that he will be able to recover from this. I know that many of you have asked about us and that prayers are being said all over the place. All I can say is Thank You from the bottom of my heart and please keep them coming. Thanks so much...Beverly, Brooke & Jason
Jason had the surgery on his knee. They found out as well that he has a broke back, his back pulled away from his pelvis in the accident so he has to have surgery on Thursday to fuse that back together, he has a cracked sternum, and a laceration in his kidney, along with all the cuts and bruises. The doctor said that the kidney and the sternum should fix itself and then he will have the surgery on his back Thursday. I just keep thinking how lucky he is, this could have ended SO MUCH worse than it did. They said his car looked like a motorcycle, that is how smashed it was. They are going to try to have him walking by his sister's wedding, which is next month. Please continue to pray for him and his family. They have a long road ahead of them. Again if any of this is wrong I will correct it as I find out and I will update with any other news I get as well! Beverly and Brook, if y'all need anything at all, please call. IF y'all need a break from the hospital we can sit with Jason for y'all, just let us know if we can do anything! Love y'all.....
He is the one on the far left as you are looking at the picture, the one standing up with his arm around his mother! This was taken a couple weekends ago. He was headed back to school last night (tjc) where Shane, my brother goes, and as he was going through Terrell Texas a drunk driver came over the median and hit him head on. His car flipped several times. He was taken to Baylor Dallas. My mom and Shane, among about 20 other friends and his family gathered at the hospital last night until around 4. The latest news as of 4 was that he had just came out of knee surgery, they had to put pins in it. The next thing they were going to look out was his back. He has bruises and cuts everywhere with stitches in alot of places as well. Their has been two rumors on the drunk driver...(1) that he was not expected to live and (2) Jason's injuries were by FAR way worse than his! You would figure it would be #2. If I have made some mistakes in my report or hear any updates I will let y'all know. In the mean time please just keep Jason and his family in your prayers!!
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