Luke Jones

In Denver on November 18, 2011 by Todd Cardon

Luke Jones is an individual from Denver who survived at the time, an utter tragedy that became an utter miracle. He is also a cousin of mine.

In the early 80’s, Luke was 18 months old and was hanging out with his mother while she was doing laundry. Whatever was being washed, had to be pretty intense because the water was scolding hot.

Luke’s older siblings were creating quite the ruckus in the other room. In response to the commotion, Luke’s mother went to attend to that event. When she came back in the laundry room, she found Luke face down in the washing machine.

Horrified with the situation, Luke was rushed to the hospital. After carefully testing and going through ER procedures, the doctors promised that if Luke were to survive, he would merely exist as a vegetable, meaning that he wouldn’t be able to hear, see, or talk. With 3rd degree burns, drowning in hot water and trauma to the brain from the beating paddle of the washing machine, created a no win situation for recovery tactics.

This is where the miracle comes in, today if you were to look, talk and listen to Luke, you would have never known that he experienced the amount of trauma that he did. Miraculously there is minimal  injury’s to the brain. The ability to see, hear and sing is enough conviction to know that something superior, beyond capable hands could handle,  spared Lukes life.

During those long months in the hospital, community efforts contributed more than you could imagine to Luke and his family. Luke has inspired thousands of individuals to never give up when life gets tough. One of Lukes favorite lines come from Rocky Balbo, “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. Thats how winning is done!”

Luke has amazing talents and gifts. Here is more information on his website where you can read his full story.


One Response to “Luke Jones”

  1. I saw your post awhile back and saved it to my computer. Only recently have I got a chance to checking it and have to tell you nice work.

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