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Pugh family friends provide updates on Jay Briscoe’s daughters


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Jamin Pugh’s lifelong friends in Delaware continued to call for prayer. The family’s online fundraiser has almost reached its current goal with the help of a lot of the big wrestling names.

Last night (Jan 19), Josh Wharton gushed Live video session on Facebook. Wharton says he runs the nonprofit in Sussex County, Delaware where Ring of Honor and independent wrestling legend Jamin “Jay Briscoe” Pugh lived, that his family and Team Big have known each other for two generations, and that he’s been friends with Jamin and his brother Mark for 35 years.

The broadcast, titled “Community Prayers and Update for the Pugh Family”, was made at the request of the Pughs’ family, to take the burden of keeping the community and Jamin’s fans around the world informed of the situation following the car crash on Tuesday, January. 17 killed him and another driver and left his two daughters in the hospital.

According to Wharton, the girls are “stable, but they have a very long way to go to recovery.”

  • Bo’s eldest daughter could not feel anything from the waist down when she arrived at the hospital. “She was diagnosed with a dislocated L2 and a fractured L3 and L4 in her back with compression on the spinal cord.” She was transferred to another hospital for emergency surgery early Wednesday morning, which went well. She had regained sensation in her thighs, and on Thursday “tingled in her feet on and off.” Overall, her condition has been described as a “waiting game”.
  • The youngest child underwent surgery for an “open fracture of the tibia and fibula” and now has an external fixation device (such as staples) in his leg. She underwent a second operation after the medical team discovered that she had an intestinal perforation. C7 fracture in her neck, L3 and L4 fracture in her back, All broken ribs are treated without surgery (using braces and other fixation devices).

They are both said to be in a lot of pain – the physical kind is being treated medically at the moment – and were hoping to get a good night’s sleep.

The family continues to ask for prayers and get Wharton ready Online fundraising to support them moving forward. Thanks in large part to donations from four and five wrestling personalities like Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Adam Cole, The Young Bucks, Dax Harwood and Jim Cornette, the campaign is already close to its goal of raising $200,000.

Whether you can make a donation or not, please join us in keeping Pughs in our hearts.




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