Jason was rushed to a New Jersey hospital with severe head trauma. His parents, Charlotte and Emmitt, hurried from North Carolina to be with their son, but doctors told them there was no sign of brain activity. "His head was really swollen," Charlotte says. "He had his eyes shut, and his hands were just laying there. I picked them up, and they were warm. I just couldn't let go of his hand."
Three days after the accident, Jason was pronounced dead—but the impact he would have on other people's lives had just begun.