Dad Was Mowing Lawn - But After He Feels A Bump He Knows Something Is Terribly Wrong
FaithTap Staff 11/4/2015
Terrible accidents occur every day, some families fall to pieces while others keep the faith. This is a story of an accident that one close knit family has managed to overcome by sticking together.
Brad and Kim Roberts were like many others, happy and enjoying life with their two children. One day, a terrible accident occured that would change their family forever. Brad was out mowing the lawn one day, with his little boy, Jacob, riding on his lap. Jacob wasn't feeling good so Brad brought him to the back door and made sure he got safety inside and continued mowing the lawn. A few minutes later, Brad felt a bump while riding the mower and realized the worst had happened, he had hit little Jacob.
A Hopeful Outcome
Jacob's parents were able to rush him to the hospital in time, although he had lost a lot of blood. The doctor's did everything they could to save his young life, and they were successful. The doctors had to reconstruct most of the left side of his face and amputate the fingers on his left hand. Jacob was a fighter and kept his spirits up, he was even riding around the hospital on a tricycle a few days after surgery.
A Family Moves Forward
After something like this occurs, Brad and Kim Roberts felt they only had one choice... to stay as positive as they could. All that mattered was their son was still alive and was on the track to healing. Here is Jacob 4 months after the accident, back on his bicycle!
Dealing With The Pain
The guilt his father felt for what happened was rivaled by the strength he needed to keep his family whole. Jacob has been through multiple skin graphs and numerous surgeries, but through it all he has remained strong.
An Inspirational Story
Jacob's accident gave his family new hope! His mother realized that life is too short and each moment needs to be enjoyed. His story has also inspired many other people and touched their lives. Here's Jacob at his preschool graduation!
The Future Is Bright
Five years since the accident, Jacob is living an extraordinary life. He has grown into a wonderful young man and recovered as well as anyone could have hoped. Even with his left hand having no fingers, Jacob can still write and loves to draw.
Still A Normal Kid
Nowadays, Jacob is just like any other kid his age. Jacob still undergoes surgeries but he keeps his head up high. He loves to swim, spend time with his family and play soccer.
A True Miracle...
Jacob's survival was nothing short of miraculous and his family is thankful to God for giving him as second chance that day. The memories of that day are still present with him and his family, they go to therapy to try to continually progress with each day.
...They Happen Everyday
Life is anything but predictable and sometimes, all too tragic. However, we have to stay positive and remember that out of darkness comes light. Miracles happen every day!