Support Jon Thomann

“If anyone ever asks you if you believe in God and His miracles, I really hope that you will say, of course…do you know why I do?  His name is Jon Thomann and this is his story…” –Jon’s mother, Vicky Thomann

On June 21st, 2008 Jon Thomann, a former member of the Jefferson City Rugby Club, fell down a flight of concrete stairs at a friend’s cabin suffering a serious head injury.  He was taken to the local hospital, from where he was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for imaging and care.  Upon arriving at Barnes-Jewish, Jon’s CT scan showed that there was a large clot forming and pressure building on the right hemisphere of his brain. Surgery was performed immediately to remove the clot and relieve pressure on Jon’s brain.

Jon has now been in four different hospitals over the last five months. 

He is recovering and making great leaps, but everyday is a struggle, both physically and emotionally. Jon is learning to speak again, but is restricted in his progress as his tracheotomy tube is still inserted into his throat. In conversation, Jon is very attentive and aware, responding to all questions, usually with a “yes” or “no” response. His memory is intact as he can recall stories that friends or family tell.  Currently, Jon is being cared for at an advanced nursing facility in St. Louis where he continues to progress in his recovery and inspire those around him.

Click here too see Jon’s current status





8 Responses to “Support Jon Thomann”

  1. rugbyforward Says:

    this story is both disturbing and inspirational at the same time. Best of health to Jon for a long time!

  2. It’s difficult to find the right words – sorrow for your tragedy, but joy at your courage and hope. It’s great to read of your progress and we will pray for your continued recovery.

    • jon s bro Says:

      Thanks everyone who is praying for him , he has came a long way and is now crackin jokes he still has a lot of therapy to go but he is definitly improving

  3. Ruggers stick together… hope the recovery is going well and u will be back up on ur feet throwing the ball around sometime soon…

  4. Jon I pray for a speedy recovery and send you my best. You are a inspiration and give me hope. I will forward this story to friends and family. I recently have had a tragic event in my life my brother(who is a prop) has just recently suffered a severe neck injury when he was in a scrum and it collaspe. So after reading this story gives me hope that like you he will be walking the sidelines again in the future cheering on his fellow brothers.

  5. hey guys just wanna say thanks so next time your in the states contact me and we could meet up I would love to meet you!!!

    • Thanks for the prayers that is

      • Jon Thomann Says:

        Anybody wanna hear how much better I’ve gotten it’s pretty miraculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well I won’t makeya wait but I can now do something I couldn’t even do before my accident and the coolest thing about it is the fact that I figured outhow and have taught myself how tomoonwalk…and that makes me extremely proud of myself…

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