Anyone who knows Jon Day, knows that he is a fighter. The true test of his ability to fight came on January 23rd of this year when he suffered a massive brain bleed. He was rushed to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, received excellent care that truly saved his life and then his journey of recovery began. He is still fighting on that journey. As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and as Jon made his way from one facility to the next, his contact with the outside world diminished. He finally completed his inpatient rehab and was sent home in early August.
Jon Day spent his formative years in Sulphur Springs, moving here when we were in the 8th grade. I met Jon on his first day at school and we have been lifelong friends ever since. Jon is the youngest son of long time Methodist Minister, Gaither Day who moved his family here to lead the Sulphur Springs First United Methodist Church.
Jon started working early in life by working nights at Super Handy when we were in high school. He has always had an independent spirit and never been shy about working. He was also the youngest travel agent around as he worked for All World Travel while we were still in high school. He continued in the travel business for several years and transitioned to banking, never backing down from a challenge.
But now the real work begins. His independent spirit would never allow him to ask for help. Although he had a great job with great benefits, his options have become limited very quickly. A GoFundMe account was set up in Jon’s name by his great friend Rick Denning of Dallas, who has helped Jon every step of the way through his recovery.
I urge anyone who knows Jon or his family to take the time to click on the link and express your love in any amount that you can afford. Any amount would make a difference to help Jon through his recovery and get him back to working again. Jon is up for the challenge and I know he will succeed.