A Day Remembering and Celebrating Jacob Vinson
Jacob was born healthy and perfect in every way. He reached all his developmental milestones with ease and was a very active and curious little boy. However, the unimaginable happened on March 2, 2006 and at the age of 19 months, Jacob was involved in a non fatal drowning accident. As parents know, toddlers can move quickly and often times, unnoticed even under the most careful and watchful eyes. But on that day, Jacob managed to wander from our yard and into an adjacent property that was unfenced and that happened to have a small garden koi pond. It is estimated he was under water for at least 30-45 minutes. Jacob was without a pulse or respirations when he was found but a miracle happened that day and against all odds, he survived. However, the accident resulted in a profound and catastrophic anoxic brain injury that would affect every aspect of his young life.