SALT LAKE CITY -- Power cowboy Jessy Davis is awake following a medically induced coma and recovering at Intermountain Medical Center in Utah after a scary rodeo accident last Saturday.
Near the end of his bareback ride at the Lewis Feild Bulls and Broncs event on Feb. 2, Davis was bucked off his horse. The horse landed on his body, causing severe internal injuries.
“I just kept thinking, there is no way. He’ll get up. He’ll walk out of it,” his wife Cassidy Davis told KSTU, an MTN sister station in Utah. “He’s done it his whole life, it’s his regular routine. Eight seconds at a time.”
Doctors at Intermountain Medical Center removed more than half of Davis' liver and used more than 21 pints of blood to replace the blood he lost.
“Jess is tough. He doesn’t complain much. He never has. The doctors actually said they are extremely amazed at what he’s done,” Cassidy said. “Jess is pretty tough and he always comes back tougher than he was before.”
Davis, who has contemplated retirement recently, had told his family and friends he'd planned to hang up the spurs following this event.
“It’s in his blood. That’s why he was having such a hard time retiring,” Cassidy said. “We just said our prayers.”
Several fundraising efforts are under way for Davis and his family, which includes 4-year-old twin daughters Cru and Quincee.
Checks can be made out to the "Davis Family Benefit Account" and sent to the First Bank of Montana in Fairfield. A Venmo account, "Jessy-DavisBenefit", exists for users of the mobile money-sharing app. Donations can also be made by phone by calling the bank directly at (406) 467-2531.
The World Champion Rodeo Alliance has also set up a fundraising page on their website.