Javancy Jones road as a linebacker at Jackson State has been anything but easy.
His mother has a rare disease called neuromyelitis optica which left her blind and paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed in the middle of his senior season in high school and given three months to live.
Four years later, she’s still alive and was on the sidelines Saturday with her son. He could have chosen Duke on National Signing Day, but opted to stay closer to home for his mom.
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His mom listens to games when she can, and had a setback over the summer, which made Jones even more thankful she’s still around.
“No matter what situation you’re going through, how bad it gets, God always is going to show you the brighter side,” Jones said. “He only takes His toughest soldiers through the toughest moments. God already has the book wrote out. I guess it’s just a chapter I’ve got to go through.
“No matter what, I’ve got to keep fighting and keep believing.”