It seems small, but Jessica knows it’s one of the hardest parts for Jamie, his dad, and Jamie’s four-year-old little brother Jackson. “[Jackson] doesn’t understand why Bubby can’t wrestle anymore,” she sighs. It’s just too risky.
“Our lives went from normal, carefree, to worry about every single thing.” Will a minor fall mean a trip to the ER? Will a cut turn into massive bleeding? Are the medications keeping Jamie’s blood thin enough? Or could a clot send him into cardiac arrest without warning? The thing about kids, about this kid in particular, is they’re resilient. “They don’t sit there and think about ‘what-ifs’ like adults do,” explains Jessica. They think about what’s next.