2 days in intensive care.
Concussion and ripped flesh.
75% broken bones.
Liver and kidney transplants completed. Rehabilitation time is slated to be 6 months. His friend and family visit.
Some people in disbelief, many concerned.
“Is he ok? Will he live?”
“He will be fine. My brother is strong…”
“…I hope you’re ok.”
The conversation between Karon Jeffers and his wife Kamora was full of doubt and belief. All close friends of Jarrod, Karon shares a story from childhood.
“When we were in foster care we lived in a shelter. Some of the hardest kids lived in our building, mainly in our wing, the East wing. It was always fights and I normally kept my nose clean but not my bro, Jarrod. For some reason the kids always would fuck with him. I don’t know if it’s because he was smart, or a loner, or if he just didn’t give a damn. They always picked on him though. One night after a rec party one of the popular girls wrote him a letter about the poem he wrote her. My man was just shootin his shot. She wrote some things that were quite embarrassing to hear out loud for a 12 year old. Darrell ummm… I forget his name, Darrell somebody. Anyway, he was the main bully in the East wing. He had madd flunkies. So nobody really messed with him. He snatch the letter form Jarrod and start reading out loud. Jarrod was so embarrassed. I don’t know what snapped in him but he ran up on Darrell and punched him right in his shit!”
“Darrell nose started bleeding and he and three of his guys jumped on J. J poked one of the dudes in the eye, then he went down. I jumped in and hit one of the guys and broke some teeth, and then the father at the shelter came and broke it up. Jarrod had gotten kicked in the arm so hard that he had to wear a full arm cast for 2 months. He survived that, he will survive this.”
“I survived hell week with your forgetful ass too”
“Bro!” Karon exclaimed.
Kamora sighed in relief.
“Baby get the nurse!”
She rushes out the room. Karon grabs Jarrod hand firmly but with love.
“Man what the fuck! I thought you were outta there!”
Tears flow down Karon face.
“Awww man I’m happy you are alive!”
“Shit me too.”
“Get your rest bro, we gonna figure out everything.”