Jason Pierre-Paul, a former defensive end for the New York Giants, made news a few years ago when a firework exploded in his hand.
The horrible incident required Pierre-Paul to have multiple surgeries including the amputation of his right index finger. It’s something he doesn’t want to happen to anyone else.
“It’s been 3yrs since my accident and I can truly say I'm very blessed and fortunate to be where I am in life. Looking at these pictures seems unreal and crazy,” he captioned in an IG post under pictures of his mangled hand. “How your life can change in the blink of an eye. One of the greatest American traditions in celebrating 4th of July is with fireworks.
“Unfortunately, tomorrow someone will be injured playing with fireworks. We are celebrating the birthday of our great nation,” he continued. “I'm glad to still be alive to show you the outcome of what happened to me. Please don't feel sorry for me, trust me your boy fine even with missing fingers lol. Be safe out there otherwise, this can be you.”
Jason Pierre-Paul is fortunate to still be playing in the NFL. Currently, he’s a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The pics are graphic so we’re linking his post here.
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