Crews first took Jessiah to a hospital in his native Wilmington, but then he was transferred to the UNC trauma center in Durham. That's where 34-year old neurosurgeon Dr. Anand Germanwala told the family that he didn't know if he could save Jessiah. He said the rod was lodged right next to the biggest vein in the boy's head making its removal complicated and dangerous.
The boy's grandfather, Joseph Jones, says his family prayed hard.
With the doctor's skill and prayers from family, Jessiah now shows no signs of long term damage.