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1: On the way to a friends house after stopping at a convenience store, not thinking Jessee decided to try & cross the street at Chambers and Hampden Cir., not at the cross walk but 200 feet from it. He stepped off the curb, saw a car & stepped back, the car stopped not knowing what Jessee was doing. A car in the middle lane stopped unsure of why the first car had stopped. Jessee proceeded to walk out in front of the 2 cars after being waved across, He stopped at the left corner of the second car, looked left to see if any other cars were going, not seeing any he proceeded to go, at the same moment a 2001 Ford F-150 came along & hit him. He was carrying his skateboard in his left hand which took the majority of the impact and was shattered instantly knocking him out of his shoes & Jessee was thrown 132 feet where he landed and skid and rolled another 5 feet or so. The driver who had hit him stopped and all traffic behind him as well. | St | 2 0 1 1 | 12:21 Pm
2: Ruby, the lady that was behind the truck quickly got out and went to Jessee who was in shock and trying to get up not knowing what had happened, she kept him calm, got him to lay down and stay still, talking to him & keeping him conscience while waiting for help to arrive. A minute later the first firetruck showed up that happened to only be a block away, the paramedics of truck #6 got Jessee stabilized and the ambulance # 105 showed up only minutes later, they rushed Jessee to the hospital and began working on him.
5: We were informed he had multiple fractures including a skull fracture, sternum fracture, a broken rib, fractured rib, and his pelvic bone was fractured in 3 places all of which were the least of the doctors concerns, his spleen was also nicked and the biggest problem was both lungs had collapsed and his left lung was shredded from his ribs being raked across them on impact with the truck. They had him in a medically induced coma to try and keep him as comfortable as possible for what was to be the last 3 days of his life.
6: I don't think I slept at all that first week, after those first 3 days past I was afraid that we had just gotten lucky & we could lose him at any time
8: Over the next 72 hrs we & the Dr.'s & nurses were shocked to see that he was actually improving & getting stronger & healing. The next 11 days were taken day by day watching and being amazed at how his body was healing in ways they said wouldn't happen.
9: During Jessee's hospital stay everybody at The Car group came together and wore purple ribbons for him
12: And came together to have pictures for Jessee's room, as well as having quite a few posters made & signed with everybody's thoughts & good wishes
13: On March 7th I got the best birthday present I've ever gotten, I walked in to see Jessee sitting up & about to walk for the first time. Considering the Dr.'s had said he may not walk again or that multiple surgeries & pins might have to happen for him to walk again it was a surreal moment.
14: 2 days later Jessee was moved out of icu & up to the main hospital rooms, 4 days after that he was released from the hospital at 12:21 pm, 3 weeks to the hour of his accident
15: 2 weeks after getting out we took our annual spring break trip up to my sisters house in New Mexico, though things were a lil tough Jessee enjoyed it & we all needed the vacation.
16: Unfortunately shortly after we got back we found out he had developed pneumonia & we had another scare where he ended up back in the hospital for another 2 weeks
17: S | s | Since then we have gone through 5 surgeries to correct & remove scar tissue but over all everything is back to normal with good friends, loving family, & back into the school swing doing better than ever.
18: We have taken a few road trips that seem to have a bit more meaning to Jessee & new found family
19: And found new loves that seem to have come from the past to bring new lite on life & the future
21: The phoenix is a symbol of life from death, good from bad, through it all Jessee technically died 3 times over the last year & has learned just exactly now precious life is, and in such has become quite the man through it all. Sparrows have a special spiritual meaning to our family as ones that watch over & protect a soul. The purple ribbon is the loving support that everybody showed for Jessee while he was fighting as hard as he was in the hospital. The Left wing is the date of the accident & the right wing is both the time of the accident & the time he WALKED out of the hospital when everybody said he wouldn't, and last but certainly not least the Ruby eye, is in honor of the woman who holds a very special place in all of our hearts as the one who kept Jessee safe and probably saved him at the scene of the accident, You will always be considered family to us and always carry a special piece of our hearts and Jessee's soul with you. | I didn't mean to say that, If anything, I need you around. You are my blood, You help me, I never know what I want to say. I love you, As a sister at least:) Without you, School would be a place, There would be no more advice. No more help, No more happiness, No more meaning. I need you around, You are apart of my inspiration, And who knows what else. Sorry for saying that stuff, Sorry for yelling, Sorry for screaming. We always talk negative, But once it happens, Nothings the same. You call me stuff,I say worse back, You know I don't mean it. Sorry for arguing with you, Even though I was wrong, And you were right. It'll all be ok, You'll be ok, We all hope for you. Everything will be the same,Not now but then, And we will all take note.We all learn, We all teach, But you take your time. You'll be ok. No doubt about it. Sorry for being mean, When times were bad, And you were serious. | Sorry For ... A poem for Jessee written by Ivie | Previous page Jessee's first tattoo & family tattoo design description