Jonathan Daniels had the perfect date night planned with his girlfriend, Lindsay. For her 23rd birthday, on September 14, he surprised her with tickets for Blake Shelton’s October 8 concert in New York.
A severe motorcycle accident on September 15 put a stop to those plans. Jonathan was rushed to the hospital after a car pulled out in front of him. He was thrown from his bike into a telephone pole.
In an open letter on his Facebook page, Jonathan explained what happened, with a plea to Blake Shelton:
Dear Blake Shelton,
I know this is a long shot but it’s worth a try in my eyes.
A couple of months ago you had a…
Jonathan suffered life-threatening injuries, so severe that when police arrived on scene, they weren’t even sure if he was alive.
The police on scene and the EMT didn’t think I would make it through the night. Well they were wrong!! I actually survived 2 collapsed lungs, 1 punctured lung, brain bleeding, a lacerated liver, kidney, and spleen. I also fractured 3 ribs, 8 vertebrae in my neck and back, and also fractured both shoulder blades. After about 10 days in trauma ICU I was moved to another room to finish my recovery. I spent a total of 15 days in the hospital.
Jonathan’s hope was that the singer would somehow come across the letter and help give this couple the night that was taken away from them.
My girlfriend never left my side and kept praying for me and made my stay in the hospital very comforting.. now because of this horrible accident . We were unable to make the trip to Brooklyn. It is now a couple months later and she still has to help me shower, eat, walk, drive me around to my doctors appointments and I was just hoping maybe you would see this letter and help me give her the birthday present she deserves.
All she wants is to see you in concert. It would just make her day and make her smile which is all I want to do!! Hopefully this letter makes it to Blake Shelton somehow
To their surprise, it worked!
Blake Shelton personally reached out to Jonathan and Lindsay this week through a video message:
So this happened today, I am beyond grateful to everyone who has helped us share this and get it to Blake!! He is an amazing man with a huge heart! Thank you everyone!!! #teambug
Posted by Jonathan Daniels on Thursday, December 8, 2016
“I’m very sorry about the accident. I hope you recover soon and you’re feeling better. Obviously, I’m totally ready to give you tickets to whatever show you can make it to. But, don’t rush, for God’s sake. For sure, I’ve gotta meet you guys. We’re pulling for you to get well. Merry Christmas, and I hope to meet you soon.”
Jonathan expressed his excitement and gratitude by posting the video on his Facebook page with this message to everyone who has shared his letter over the last month:
“So this happened today, I am beyond grateful to everyone who has helped us share this and get it to Blake!! He is an amazing man with a huge heart! Thank you everyone!!! #teambug”