A Biker’s Open Letter To Country Star Blake Shelton

Image Credit(s) Pinterest/Jonathan Daniels/BON
Image Credit(s) Pinterest/Jonathan Daniels/BON

Motorcyclist Jonathan Daniels has been through quite a bit this year. On September 15, he was out riding his motorcycle with a couple of his buddies when a young kid pulled out in front of them. Only one person was injured in the crash – Jonathan. He bounced off the kid’s car, and was ejected into a telephone pole. He’d recently bought his girlfriend tickets to see country star Blake Shelton perform in New York, and thanks to the accident, they never made it to the concert. Jonathan took to Facebook earlier in November to reach out to Blake, and today, we’re going to be sharing that open letter from Facebook with you all, as well as Blake’s video response to Jonathan. This is a near-tragic story with a pretty fantastic ending.

Credit: Jonathan Daniels
Credit: Jonathan Daniels

The letter reads,

Dear Blake Shelton,

I know this is a long shot but it’s worth a try in my eyes.

A couple of months ago you had a concert in NY at the Barclays center on October 8th. My girlfriend Lindsay and I were supposed to attend. I purchased these tickets for her 23rd birthday which was September 14th!! She is a huge fan of yours, she probably likes you more than me.. well we never actually got to go to the concert. On September 15th I was riding my motorcycle with a couple buddies when a young kid just happened to pull out in front of us. Fortunately only one of us was injured. Unfortunately that one person was me. I bounced off of the car and was ejected into a telephone pole which stopped me from moving. I was rushed to a nearby trauma hospital with life threatening injuries. The police on scene, and the EMT didn’t think I would make it through the night. Well they were wrong!! I actually survived 2 collapsed lungs, 1 punctured lung, brain bleeding, a lacerated liver, kidney, and spleen. I also fractured 3 ribs 8 vertebrae in my neck and back, and also fractured both shoulder blades. After about 10 days in trauma ICU I was moved to another room to finish my recovery. I spent a total of 15 days in the hospital. My girlfriend never left my side and kept praying for me and made my stay in the hospital very comforting.. now because of this horrible accident . We were un able to make the trip to Brooklyn. It is now a couple months later and she still has to help me shower, eat, walk, drive me around to my doctors appointments and I was just hoping maybe you would see this letter and help me give her the birthday present she deserves. All she wants is to see you in concert. It would just make her day and make her smile which is all I want to do!! Hopefully this letter makes it to Blake Shelton somehow

-Jonathan Daniels
A huge country fan!!

The letter was shared over 400,000 times, and eventually reached Blake Shelton! How awesome is that?! And that’s not it – Blake created a video response to Jonathan, that he received just yesterday – check it out below. Tell us in the comments how happy you are for Jonathan and his girlfriend! This just proves how powerful social media can be!

So this happened today, I am beyond… – Jonathan Daniels | Facebook

So this happened today, I am beyond grateful to everyone who has helped us share this and get it to Blake!! He is an amazing man with a huge heart! Thank…

Video Courtesy of Jonathan Daniels (Facebook)




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