“Straight up magic!” is how Jerrad Kelly explained what he experienced after abruptly going from paramedic to trauma patient last April. Jerrad was thrown off his motorcycle at full speed on a foggy morning on his way to work. After landing on a concrete round-about, the next thing he remembered was his Warrensburg EMS team from Johnson County Ambulance District surrounding him doing what they do, and transporting him to Research Medical Center.
RMC ER and neuroscience physicians determined his spine was fractured in several places so complex neurosurgery was next – six hours in the OR.
Jerrad shares that the remains of his mangled full-face helmet are a reminder the accident could have taken his life.
After 25 days in Research’s Neuroscience Institute and Rehabilitation Center, Jerrad went back to work last summer.
“Dr. Basta is a rock star! This neurosurgeon rebuilt my spine and then coached me through some tough days of recovery.”
Jerrad visited Research Medical Center this week to share his story and thank his care team, including his JCAD first responders and trauma surgeon Dr. Simpson.
There is a hub, like on a bicycle wheel, that points inward to the focus of what has taken place. Christian Apologetics identifies many of those spokes, pointing to the reality that in the history of the world, one event took place, that supersedes all others. “Christ” comes from the Greek word Christos, meaning “anointed one” or “chosen one.” This is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Mashiach, or “Messiah.”
Luke 2:11-12NIV “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
I could name off many of those spokes, present the arguments, persuade with reasoning laced with factual evidence but in my estimation, individually they all fall short and collectively, even though they…