Jarred Williams – Privateer
Jarred Williams suffered a crash on 1/16/16 in Baltimore at an Arenacross event while going for points for the Supercross season. He had no feeling from mid chest down, before surgery he was able to move his arm and hands as normal but after surgery he was unable to move anything from the neck down. The doctors removed his C4, C5 and a disk in his spine to allow for swelling. They also fused his spine with a cage from the C4 to T1, and put in a Tracheal tube. Luckily Jarred’s spinal cord did not suffer any damage. Within a week of his crash, he underwent 5 long surgeries to help repair the extensive damage. By early February 2016, he was able to start moving his arms and hands again. On 2/16/16 Jarred was flown to Detroit, MI to a rehabilitation facility to start the long recovery process.
Jarred had in the tracheal tube for almost the entire 3 months time at the inpatient rehabilitation facility. After that he was admitted into an extensive outpatient therapy program for another 3 months. Now he is attending advanced therapy at a Spinal Cord injury Recovery Center, in Detroit.
Jarred has regained almost full recovery of arms and hands and continues to work on his strength. For his legs he has full feeling and can feel hot and cold temperatures all the way down to his toes. Jarred has movement in both legs, feet and toes, and he has started walking with the Exoskeleton. As of now Jarred only relays on 20% assistance form the Exoskeleton. He is getting better everyday and continues to push towards his goal! All his family wants to express thanks for everyone’s support, especially R2R.
Wth the continued support from Jarred’s family, friends, and fans R2R has been able to assist the Williams family in Jarred’s recovery. Unfortunately a lot of his medical and therapy needs are not covered by insurance. With your contribution to Jarred’s cause Road 2 Recovery will be able to continue to help pay for his bi-weekly advanced Spinal Cord therapy and other medical needs that he may have.