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Remembering Jerry

On March 31, 2013 Jerry McEachern rode on into the next life when he lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He was on his way to my parents house when a little old lady turned in front of him on a back road and killed him instantly.

It was a horrible day, a horrible loss. Life has never been the same. He left behind a loving wife, 2 daughters, a son, grandchildren and his kids significant others.

Jerry was an amazing man. He was in my life since I was born and best friends to my parents. I grew up with him and his kids always going on family trips and just spending time with them.

One of his daughters Kara still rides and when I rode, we rode together sometimes. I rode a street bike to his life celebration. Although he died on one, it was as not his fault and he loved motorcycles so I felt he would be proud I rode one to his celebration of life. Accidents happen and that’s the risk you take riding. Heck I would still be riding if I hadn’t suffered a serious brain injury, but at that point the smart thing to do was not to ride again.

Always thinking of you Jerry. You were such a good soul, so funny and if you heard a bird chirping it was like ole Jerry! Thanks for the lifelong memories. My love goes out to Jerry and his family, he was such an amazing man I was lucky to be influenced by.

A dirt bike trip with Kara in the orange shirt, Jerry’s oldest daughter. Me on very left.
Remembering Jerry at his parents pool growing up, loved this. 2 of his daughters in the raft, the blondies and Jerry swimming in the 1980s

By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and to share all I have learned, you never know who it will help. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

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