On Oct. 24, Jody Jones of Flora added irony to injury.
While trying to remove an unsafe tree stand, he fell 22 feet to the ground.
The impact crushed his right heel and fractured his right femur, pelvis and some vertebra in his spine.
Still, Jones feels fortunate. “I don’t know how I landed like I did. I should have landed flat on my back or head,” he said. “The Lord was watching out for me is all I can say.”