Jamey Singleton Recovers From Accident, Feels Good About the Future
Rocky Mount, VA - ABC 13's Jamey Singleton is out of the hospital and at a rehab center in Rocky Mount recovering from the serious car accident that left him in intensive care for several days.
After everything he's been through, Jamey says he feels blessed.
"I know that this happened for a reason. I know God kept me alive for a reason. I feel like I have a mission now to find out what that reason was," he said from his bed. "It's kind of exciting. You look forward to what tomorrow has to bring."
That positive spirit is what keeps Jamey going.
He says he remembers the accident on February 19. The head-on collision on Route 122 in Bedford County left him trapped inside his car with serious injuries.
"I didn't think I was that injured until they picked me up and they said, 'Get ready this is going to hurt.' And I could feel the broken bones in my legs."
Jamey went through four surgeries for multiple broken bones in his hands, arms and legs. He also suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung.
Jamey's parents have been by his side through it all. His father Johnny Singleton was one of the first people at the scene of the accident.
"Whether your child is 20 years old, 6 years old, 30 years old or 25 years old, he is still your child. To see that vehicle, I didn't think he'd be alive once I made it to the ambulance or to Roanoke," he said.
"I'm trying to get a little back into weather. We have an exciting system coming up for Wednesday," he said as he pointed to the computer model of the snow storm.
And as Jamey and his parents read the hundreds of cards sent in by viewers, they can't help but feel lucky for all the support.
So Jamey has a message of gratitude for you all:
"Thank you to everyone out there for not giving up on me and for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I felt the love and I still do, and I love each and every one of you so much. And I will be back."