NIAGARA, Wis. - Jacob London, 23, formally of Niagara was in a snowmobile accident on Dec. 26, 2012.
His parents, Tim and Laura London are from Niagara.
After he was stabilized at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, he was air lifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.
As a result of the accident, he broke his jaw, cracked and lost teeth, broke his chest bone, broke his left collar bone, broke and chipped his left shoulder blade, broke and fractured ribs, punctured his lungs, had a collapsed left lung, bruised his heart, and broke two vertebrae (T6 and 7), which caused him to be paralyzed below the chest.
He since has been transferred to Craig's Hospital in Englewood, Colo., for rehab. During rehab, Jacob is working hard to regain strength of his left arm and hand. He is learning how to adapt to life with a spinal cord injury and get around using a wheel chair. He should be released from Craig's in April.
Once Jacob is released, he needs to set up an apartment that is wheel chair accessible, work out driving issues, such as a car with hand control modifications, get his teeth corrected, and return to work. Jacob also needs to pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance along with ongoing medical expenses.
If you would like to make a donation, please send it to:
River Valley Bank
101 West B St.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Checks should be made out to Tim London in reference to "Jacob London Fund."
Also people may make donations on his Caring Bridge site and receive updates. The site is: http//www.caringbridge.org/visit/Jacob_london/journal.
For more information, contact Donna at (715) 251-3376.