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The incident occurred on the intersection of W. Indianola and Hudson avenues
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A month earlier than his 30th birthday, Douglas “DJ” Schultz was hit from behind close to the intersection of W. Indianola and Hudson avenues. He’s at a nursing house and on the checklist for liver and kidney transplants.
“They’re simply attempting to streamline him into a standard routine,” mentioned his mom Jamie Jones. “He’s on the transplant checklist for an emergency transplant. We’re simply ready to listen to again from what all precisely they should have completed.”
Jones lives in South Carolina and may’t see her son due to COVID-19 restrictions however retains involved with folks within the space near her son in addition to the folks tending to him.
“It didn’t simply disrupt his life, it disrupted our total household,” Jones mentioned. “From grandparents to uncles, to aunties, to all people down the road.”
The accidents to his organs are simply a part of what occurred to Schultz. He additionally sustained intensive accidents to his decrease physique and ribcage.
“He really, on the nursing house…he was really in a position to get up with some help and with assist from bodily remedy and the instruments that they use. He was in a position to drag his ft like 30 steps in order that was a giant factor for us. Thirty steps on his 30th birthday,” Jones mentioned.
When the accident occurred, it was darkish and no particles was left behind to provide anybody any clue of who might need hit DJ.
“It is a wrestle, day by day, It’s not simply ‘Oh, I’m fascinated with it in the present day,’ it’s a day by day wrestle on prime of simply life points usually,” Jones mentioned.
Jones has talked with the Youngstown Police Division many occasions for updates and First Information additionally reached out to YPD for an replace, however as of this report haven’t heard again.
“It takes a robust particular person to undergo what my son’s going by way of proper now. It’s going to do one in all two issues, it’s both going to interrupt him or it’s going to make him, and sadly, I’m not in command of that anymore,” mentioned Jones.
For extra details about organ donation, go to organdonor.gov.
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