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Jared and Audrey were planning on being married on May 1st, but on April 25th Jared was kicked in the head by a horse. The day after his semester ended and a week before the wedding, Jared was in between insurance. He was planning on a couple policy with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, his hard won internship for the summer. Jared has been in hospitals and acute and subacute care facilities since then, and is now recovering in a nursing home near Murray, Utah with his fiancée and mother at his side. He’s yet to recover his speech or motor skills but has relearned many skills most of us take for granted each day. He suffered a subdermal hematoma and was on life support for many weeks and in a coma for nearly 3 months.

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Updates (1)

December 10, 2015

Jared just had ankle surgery on Monday, Dec 7, for ankle contracture associated with his brain injury. It will require total rest for 6 weeks. After that we intend on maximizing therapy to begin the process of relearning to walk. We continue to work on his trunk strength and building the muscles he needs to sit unaided.


January 15, 2016

Audrey- this story has brought me so much sadness and then happiness. I'm in tears every time I see this. You are just the sweetest most genuine person and I want nothing but happiness and health for you both. You deserve it. I hope Jared heals to the fullest. I can see the love. And it amazes me. You are both an inspiration. Good luck with your journey and please know you are both in my thoughts.

Sam Stevens