From a young age, Jefferey Cox was an avid hunter who enjoyed the sport with his dad. As the oldest of three children, he was always helping his parents, Alicia and Tony Parker, around the farm. He loved being outside and would earn extra money by picking and selling blackberries and selling firewood.
On August 3rd, 2018, Jefferey’s life changed forever. While playing football for Houston County High School, Jefferey sustained a broken neck during a routine tackle. Jefferey had fractured his vertebrae at C1 and C2, causing a spinal cord injury that would paralyze him from the neck down. With the help of all of his family members, Jefferey worked hard at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, and returned home in January 2019. Jefferey uses a sip and puff chair to gain some independence, and his family is always close by to provide the help he needs.
Jefferey doesn’t allow this to stop him. He not only graduated from Houston County High School on time, but he also did so with 23 college credits! He now attends Austin Peay State University and is majoring in Criminal Justice. His goal is to be an attorney.
American Mobility Project is proud to have been a part of helping Jefferey to be able to hunt again. AMP provided adaptive equipment, so Jefferey can hunt using a sip and puff system that enables him to shoot.. In January, 2021, American Mobility Project provided Jefferey with an Action Track Stander. This equipment allows Jefferey to get out on unapproved terrain and into the woods, improving his hunting experience!
We look forward to following Jefferey’s hunting, educational, and life successes! By the way, Jefferey, we see your name over there on the Dean's list! Way to go!
Adaptive Shooting Equipment Recipient and Action TrackStander