No Helmet, No Wheels, No Debate
On today's Morning Blend a 13-year-old boy named Jonah Prom had an incredible message for any kid out there who things helmets aren't cool. When he was 11, he almost died on a rip stick at his grandparents' house. He wasn't wearing a helmet when he crashed at the bottom of a hill on a driveway. Thankfully, doctors and a miracle came together to save his life and now he can walk, talk and think.
You can watch him and his parents on The Morning Blend website. It's a story all parents -- and kids -- should watch. Parents can nag kids to wear a helmet -- but there's a lot more impact when a young teenager speaks from tragic experience.
I'll leave you with a portion of the letter written by Jeff Prom, Jonah Prom's father, while in the hospital, praying for his son's life:
"As we stood in Jonah’s room yesterday morning with him in an induced coma, having a machine breath for him, with a bolt screwed into the top of his head to monitor the pressure on his brain, with what looked like a bowl of spaghetti’s worth of wires attached, stuck, laying on his body… the Neurosurgeon seized the moment as I’m sure he has countless times before and asked me a simple and pointed question “why wasn’t he wearing a helmet?” I’m embarrassed that I even tried to answer it. There is no answer, no reason, no excuse"
I think we all need to adopt the Prom Family Rule: No helmet -- no wheels -- no excuse!