Jason Craig- Update on his Recovery Day 2- The New IRON MAN


For those of you who haven’t heard, our beloveded Jackson Kayak Child (not so childish anymore) ran a 30 footer two days ago, only to land on a rock and break several body parts, to be exact, his back and pelvis- OUCH.  No serious nerve damage was done and Jason is regaining feelings throughout his legs.

He was with a great team of kayakers who managed to get him out of there using one of those one click spot on devices that dials 911- (its still took 4 hours)

I was an incredibly lucky person and got to speak to Jason last night and he seemed in the highest of spirits. Probably just excited to be safe, plated back together, and with his family…

He is in a great hospital and apparently is friends with ALL the nurses- (but of course)

There is a fund that has started in hopes of raising money towards Jason’s recovery and we hope everyone can at least send positive messages in hopes of speeding up his recovery time….

Accidents happen every day but having the right attitude can change the whole healing process, with Jason’s appreciate for life and his always positive outlook, he will be back together in no time.

Here is the link to the Facebook account focused on raising money for his recovery.



Here is an article written on Jason from awhile ago if you don’t know who he is….


Happy Paddling to All and Be Safe

Emily Jackson

Comments on “Jason Craig- Update on his Recovery Day 2- The New IRON MAN”

  1. hilde
    March 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Hey boaters
    If everyone who reads this donates just $1 that would be incredible. Please find it in your heart to help this exceptional kayaker out. We all need more people like Jason in the world.

  2. Bartlett Family
    March 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Jason, you are an extraordinary guy, part of a remarkable family. We’ll all be learning a great deal from you in the coming days, weeks and months as you maneuver your way through this. We agree with Hilde, we all need more people like Jason, Karen and Lindsay in the world. Let’s do everything we can to help them on this journey. Rivers of love to you all. Kathie, Lis and Ryan

  3. Toon @ kayak session mag
    March 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hey jason,

    Hope things are getting better quickly, and feeelings are high!

    be well!

    1. jeeny miller
      March 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Dear Jason,

      Many positive and healing energy coming toward you. You’ll defeat this.

      Hanging there!


  4. Bill Shapiro
    March 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Jason: We’re all rooting for you, pal.

    Bill, Sasha, & Soren

  5. Lynne Shapiro
    March 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    With a heart full of love and huge hopes for a great recovery,
    y tres abrazos tambien, Lynne

  6. Linda & Stan Goodman
    March 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Hi Jason, We’re sending healing vibes your way and wishes for a strong recovery. We’re rooting for you.
    Linda & Stan

  7. Steve Schaefer
    March 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hello Jason,

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Get well soon.

    Steve and Karla

  8. John Simmons
    March 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Jason, We met when you were about 5 or 6 years old l think with your mother and Da in Australia. I am your Australan cousin. My son Ryan is a grade 5 paddler and runs waterfalls although no were near your league, after all we live in Australia the dryiest continent on the planet. We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and wish you a speedy and complete recovery. If you are like your Dad, and l suspect you are, you will keep fighting and never let it get you down. You will need patience and determination but l know that you will make this. John

  9. Doug Ammons
    April 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    You’re young and strong, keep up the good spirits and know that all of us out here are rooting for you. Nobody knows what the limits are, or when a decision might turn out to have something more in it than we thought. We just have to go with the outcome as best we can, and I know you’ll do well with that. If sometime you’d like to chat about such things, give me a shout. Best of luck to you with the rehab.
    Doug Ammons

  10. Kayla Dodson
    June 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Jason, We missed seeing you at Paddle Fest in Buena Vista. Our thoughts are with you as you heal. Take care. Kayla and Phil Coebergh

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