MJ had hurt his back a few weeks before his death that left him humped over, which he believed that he slipped some disks or had bulging disks. All I can think is that the injury could have resulted in paralysis and it was in his lower back so he would have been paralyzed from the waist down. If you knew MJ you know he would not have been able to handle this life. If you didn’t know him, MJ was an outdoorsman that loved to spend the majority of his free time either hunting or fishing. If his injury led to becoming a paraplegic I don’t think he would have had the strength that so many of us survivors have to continue living. I believe God took him before his injury became worse. We will all miss him but he’s with my mom and everybody else that has gone before us. We will keep his memory going for the beautiful little girl he leaves behind. She’s only about to be two. She’s too young that she’s not going to remember him once she’s older.
A day after he passed away my uncle Harvey, who’s wife died shortly after my mom, came to pay his respects and told my uncle Mike, MJ’s grandfather, a chilling story. He said, “I was sitting down in my chair as out of the blue clear as day I heard Sue Baby[his wife] say don’t worry about the boy. We got him up here with us.” It’s comforting for my family because of the manner of death, I cannot say more because there’s an investigation going on. I can say he was dead before he actually fell so the worry about what he must have felt as he was falling the 35-40 feet is no longer a worry.
Please keep my family in your prayers as we all heal from this tragic death and most of all for his wife Kelly and his little girl Addison.