YOU AND DEATH PLAYED A GAME
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This song has been one of the most difficult songs that I've ever written. In fact, I didn't even know if I should, or could write it.
Back on March 23, 2020, my wife Vicki was in a horrific car accident in which she nearly lost her life. She had suffered several fractures, and internal injuries. But the most serious issue was that she had also suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.
I was told by the resident neurologist that was helping to save Vicki, that this injury was going to be a life-changing event. There was not much more he could say. There were no false illusions that Vicki would wake up and "be good as new." In fact, he said she may never recover.
What the doctors didn't count on was the tenacity of my wife to survive. Through several surgeries, a coma, to physical rehabilitation, and other obstacles that no person should have to go through, Vicki has worked incredibly hard to gain back some of the things that were taken from her in that accident.
We, as a couple, have experienced many ups and downs during this recovery. But the one thing that helped us turn the corner, was love. Our love for each other propels us forward to each new day.
We understand that we are going to have pain and sorrow and grief shadowing our steps. But we walk forward in love - together - and that is what will get us through it all.
Dr. Vicki Jacobsen is a former Family Medicine practitioner at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She was also the Assistant Medical Director for the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic, which is headquartered in Kasson, MN. Due to the auto accident in 2020, Dr. Jacobsen is now on long-term disability; but as she has said,
"If I had to go through this experience, I wanted something good to come from it. I want people learn from what I've gone through."
Because of this, Vicki currently provides educational talks about the impact that traumatic brain injury has on the lives of patients and their families to various sectors of the medical community.
Will Jacobsen is a husband, father, caregiver, and singer/songwriter from Rochester, MN. He has self-produced 9 albums; 5 of which were under his electronic music moniker - Duct Tape Mummy. He is the lead singer in 2 bands based in Minneapolis/St. Paul: PG13 - a Peter Gabriel Tribute band, and ThinMen - which does original music as well as uniquely arranged and reimagined cover music. He enjoys music, baseball, soccer, coffee, cooking, and also has a particular penchant for pedicures. Will's music can be found on several major online sources such as Spotify, Apple Music, and many others.
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*BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO PURCHASE THIS SONG, OR MAKE A DONATION,
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE PURCHASE OF THIS NEW WILL JACOBSEN RELEASE - "YOU AND DEATH PLAYED A GAME" - WILL BE DONATED TO - BIAA, BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION of AMERICA.
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE FUNDS, VICKI and WILL WOULD ASK THAT THEY BE SENT DIRECTLY TO: BIAA, BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION of AMERICA