WEST SENECA, NY - He's now 24-years old, but when he was 9-years old, Jeromy Stacey had an accident that could have been deadly. While playing, he touched several tent poles in his backyard to power lines. He is now a double amputee, but alive.
Stacey tells his story and wants to serve as a source of help to those injured on the Lancaster High School Athletic field this week. "When I heard about it, I was like shocked that it even happened and that's when I wanted to help out right away. When the times go by and the time gets better, a couple weeks from now I'll go visit them."
Stacey suffered from a 35,000 volt shock. As a result of his accident doctors amputated both of his arms below the elbow. He uses his prosthetic hands to paint and work as a deejay. He also is missing toes and has burns on his body.
His journey to recovery included extensive surgeries, rehabilitation and support from family.
"I mean accidents happen. It can happen like that and it can change your life like that."
Now he's ready to be of assistance to others. "I give all my prayers to the kids at the high school. I know what they are going through. If families want me there to help, I'm more than willing to," he said.