By Guest Blogger Jodi Bainter
Eleven years ago, our son Jake was tragically injured in a riding lawnmower accident. As a result, he will spend the rest of his life as an above-knee amputee. Think about that for a moment: he will live his whole life with one leg – because of a split second.
When my husband Brett decided to mow the lawn on a Friday in April 2004, he had no idea that day would change our lives forever. I am sharing our story today because it is easy to take things for granted. If you are like my husband, you operate with safety in mind, alwaysusing a protective and responsible lens because you love your child more than life itself. But accidents are unpredictable – they happen so quickly that even the most well-intentioned parents might not be able to protect their child.