In addition to his success at work, Cody has “done a ton since his accident”. Cody installed a major deck and roof along side their home completely on his own. He continues to ride motorcycles with his wife. They have ridden to several states including Arkansas, Oklahoma and going to Sturgess.
After finishing a long hot day at work where Cody English was working on septic systems, he hopped on his motorcycle and headed for home. With less than 1/2 mile remaining until he reached his house, his whole world changed in an instant. Cody was hit by a truck that veered into his lane while coming around a corner. As cody swerved to miss her, the rear bumper of her truck caught the left side of his bike. Cody recalls laying on the side of the road waiting for care flight for 1 1/2 hours, completely conscious. A school bus driver, who still calls to check on him, stayed with him the entire duration of the agonizing wait. Careflight rushed Cody to JPS, a level one trauma hospital, where he would undergo 12 surgeries in an attempt to salvage his leg. Throughout the duration of the surgeries and his stay at JPS, Cody consistently asked to proceed with amputation. Cody recalls being half conscious during the first of the many surgeries as they were unable to give him medication due to extremely low blood pressure. After 43 days Cody’s physicians decided to amputate. After the final surgery, Cody went home three days later. The day he was discharged from JPS, he met Jordan Davis and has been receiving prosthetic care from him since August of 2010.
Cody WorkingExactly one week from the date of his amputation, Cody was back at work, only this time, sitting behind a desk. Cody has never been one to sit still so after a year of office work Cody looked for a new job. After applying for a job at an electrical company, Cody received a phone call from one of the owners asking him to return. When Cody arrived back at the office he realized that the owners had set up a variety of tasks for him to complete including climbing a ladder and bending pipe metal. After completing the tasks, Cody was hired on the spot and started work the next morning. Cody truly loves his job with everyday holding something new. As shop manager, he is always climbing ladders, operating a scissor lift, a fork lift and any other tasks need of him. Cody reports walking a half mile a day while at work where he may be carrying pipe weighing 100 pounds that is ten feet long slung over his shoulder.
In addition to his success at work, Cody has “done a ton since his accident”. Cody installed a major deck and roof along side their home completely on his own. He continues to ride motorcycles with his wife. They have ridden to several states including Arkansas, Oklahoma and going to Sturgess. Cody enjoys deer hunting on the weekends when he has downtime. As Cody states, not a whole lot has changed since his accident. He feels that he has always had a happy, laid back attitude with the motto “If it happens it happens”.