Check out this incredible moment as Jackson says the first words!
Video credit: Joseph Morris
Jackson Gannon, a teenager from South Carolina, suffered from a traumatic brain injury after a head-on car crash in 2017. It’s been 2 years, and he finally said his first words, marking a big milestone that doctors predicted might never happen.
In summer 2017, while traveling in Georgia, Jackson was in a head-on vehicle collision which left him hospitalized with serious brain damage, pneumonia, a blood clot, and a staph infection, WBTV reported.
Doctors said that if the teen survived, he would likely never walk or talk again.
But in 21 months after the accident, Jackson can walk on his own again and most recently, said his first two words.
Jackson’s family shared the video on his Facebook page, announcing the moment the teen spoke.
He used his pointer finger to make the sound “shh,” Jackson turned the word into “she.”
Jackson then tried a second word, again using his pointer finger to help him say “shh.” The second word became “shoe.”
“Jackson’s first words!!!!!” the caption read. “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!!! Jackson is beginning to speak!!! #toGodbetheglory #hardworkpaysoff #happytears.”
“This was Jackson’s reaction to spreading hope across the nation!!” Jackson’s family shared after his speech video began to spread.
“We explained to him that his testimony has reached nearly 600K views. This was his dream before the car wreck and it is being fulfilled, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and His miraculous restoration.”
Jackson’s mother, Stasea Morris, has been a constant advocate for her son, sharing her faith through each trial and setback in a way that gives God the credit for Jackson’s life.
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