On Oct. 4, it was reported that Jesse was still at rehab facility and “working really hard at regaining strength and relearning how to feed himself and write his name.” He continues to make progress every day, his aunt wrote.

The local Knights of Columbus Chapter 2454 donated over $4,600 raised at their dinner dance in October to the account of Jesse Mullin, a young Siskiyou County man who, after sustaining a fracture to his C5 vertebra just after his 21st birthday in August. Mullin is now a quadriplegic with only a five percent chance of improvement, according to his aunt, Dona Farnam.

Prior to the accident, Mullin was very active in sports, dancing, theater and his church, and was looking forward to returning to college to obtain his degree in English, according Farnam. She started a fundraiser through Go Fund Me on Sept. 1 to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van for her nephew.

“Jesse is a nice, polite young man, always eager to help others,” Farnam wrote on the page. “His immediate family consists of his mom and grandma, and they are devastated [since the accident.]

“His life has changed dramatically, and he has a long road to healing. Donations collected will go toward providing a wheelchair accessible van for transportation, and other necessities for his changing life style. Any donations will be appreciated. Since Jesse is in rehabilitation his grandmother, Sharon Mullin, will help him to access his account to help purchase his van.”

An update to the Go Fund Me page on Sept. 13 detailed that Mullin had been transferred to an acute rehab facility and was working on transferring from his bed to wheelchair, maneuvering an electric wheelchair, and utilizing adaptive equipment.

On Oct. 4, it was reported that Jesse was still at rehab facility and “working really hard at regaining strength and relearning how to feed himself and write his name.” He continues to make progress every day, his aunt wrote.

As Mullin made so much progress, Farnam wrote in a Go Fund Me update on Oct. 20, his stay at the rehab facility was extended. “The search for a wheelchair van continues. Jesse got to try one out when it was delivered to the hospital. A bit snug so the search continues,” Farnam described.

As of Monday evening, $12,757 had been raised on Mullin’s Go Fund Me page with donations from 140 people. The Knights of Columbus donation is not included in that total. Mullin’s family has set a $50,000 fundraising goal on the website.

Anyone who would like to contribute fund’s to help Mullin can donate on the Go Fund Me website by visiting gofundme.com and typing “Jesse Mullin” into the “Search” area in the upper left hand corner of the site. Donations can also be made to Jesse Mullin’s account at Banner Bank in Yreka, located at 123 N. Main Street.