ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- Josh Jackson’s story is nothing short of a miracle. He was involved in an almost fatal accident while racing at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico on August 8th 2015. Jackson was air lifted to the hospital in El Paso, Texas for further help and examination. “They told us that there was not much hope”, said Josh’s Grandfather Bobby Jackson. “We were told initially that he would probably never walk again, he would more than likely never talk again”, said Josh’s Mother Ginger Jackson.
Josh attained severe head trauma and cracked a large portion of his skull. It was a battle, but Josh moved to a hospital in Denver, Colorado and made huge strides in his rehabilitation. “They just wouldn’t take no for an answer they made him perform”, said Bobby Jackson. Josh had to relearn every movement, but he eventually was up and walking. Josh was not satisfied as the racer in him wanted to be back on the rack.
“Anytime we left the hospital, mom there is an indoor track I know there is, and I am like josh no that’s not going to happen, but I caved in and I said ok let’s do this”, said Josh’s Mom Ginger. Josh has been racing ever since and is said to be as fast as he was before.
It is amazing how far this 18 year old Menaul High School student has come, but there is still more to be done. Josh now says that he will be back in a racecar in the near future. “A year before I can fully do it, but I can”, said Josh Jackson.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Jacksons have already started some small fundraisers and have made shirts for sale, saying #37 Strong. If you would like to help out Josh in his medical expenses, here is the Wells Fargo account for the benefit of Josh Jackson. #7160972365