[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Grand Funk Railroad[/lastfm] star [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mark Farner[/lastfm] may be a hero to us, but his hero is his son Jesse:
The 21-year-old, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a July 2010 accident, has made considerable progress. He’s now able to travel in a motorized wheelchair, and is in a romantic relationship with his nurse, Rachel LaHare.
The Farner family is starting a fund for those in similar situations. Mark explains, “Jesse wants to help others. He’s got a big heart. He’s going to use our hands and we’re going to reach out and give knowledge that we’ve obtained for those who are suffering from a spinal cord injury.”
Fans can click on the Prayers for Jesse page on Facebook. Mark promises new music, based on Jesse’s courage and recovery, before this year is out. ~JZ.