In 3 weeks time, Jaco Smit will be turning 21 years old but instead of planning a celebration with his family & friends, he is lying in hospital, fighting for his life!
On the cold winters morning of June 1st 2017, Jaco left his house to go to work but sadly never made it to the office! His motorbike collided into a car that ran a red light and just like that, in a flash his life was changed forever.
Jaco has a ruptured spleen, broken arm & leg, his knee & hip need to be put back in line with each other and his ankle is crushed. His pelvis has torn off. He has internal bleeding, swelling in the gut, a tear in his kidney and 4 injured vertebrae. The bones on the left side of his face & around his eyes have been crushed and he has a whole in his lung. Multiple surgeries are needed.
At the mere age of 20, Jaco has a lot of life to live but still faces many challenges as the road to recovery is long.
The funds raised will be used to keep Jaco's mother & father financially stable through these difficult times ahead, and to fund the numerous & extensive surgeries that are needed to fix his broken body. Lets help support their hopes and dreams of a positive and meaningful future for their son.
On behalf of Jaco & his family, we thank everyone for the support & messages that are coming our way.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God! All prayers welcome!
Jaco's ever-hopeful cousin, Jax