On January 17th, Jay Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh, sadly passed away from injuries suffered in a car accident.
It was quickly confirmed that the star’s daughters were also in the vehicle and had sustained many serious injuries. Although they have a long road to recovery ahead of them, a family friend has shared a positive update on the pair.
Positive News On Jay Briscoe’s Daughters
Speaking on Facebook, Josh Warton shared the encouraging news.
“Jayleigh, 9, has had pain on and off today. She was fitted for her back brace and sat up on the side of the bed with assistance from staff. She was moved into a wheelchair for about an hour. Unfortunately, she still has the NG tube in place and is unable to eat or drink at this time. They are hoping that tomorrow they can take the tube out so she can eat some real food. She’s still on IV medications and spends most of her days sleeping.
“Gracie, 12, had a rough night with lots of tingling and itching in her lower legs. Today, she started the day with occupational therapy and she has regained feeling in her lower extremities. She is also able to make movements in her lower extremities. She was able to make small movements with her legs by using her thigh muscle. We are so grateful, she was up in a wheelchair multiple times, which she enjoys. All of Gracie’s IV medications have been discontinued at this time and she has been switched over to oral pain medicine. She is still groggy from all the medication and lots of sleeping.
At this time, rehab is recommended for both girls. Although both girls have improvements today, they both have a long road of recovery ahead of them.”
It was also stated that their brother Gannon, who wasn’t involved in the accident, went to visit the girls in the hospital on Friday alongside Jay’s brother Mark and their grandfather.
In the days after Jay Briscoe’s death, a fundraising effort began to offer help and support to his family. The page went live on January 19th and two days later has already raised a staggering $248,557 at the time of writing.
For more information or to make a donation click here.