Cam Newton posts message of gratitude, hope in wake of car accident (photo)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took to social media on Wednesday night to post a message to his fans in which he expressed gratitude for the chance to live another day after being involved in an ugly auto accident in Charlotte on Tuesday.
Newton suffered two traverse process fractures in his lower back in the wreck, but the disturbing appearance of his mangled vehicle indicates that things could have been much worse in an ugly two-vehicle accident in which Newton’s truck overturned.
The Panthers signal-caller, in realizing that he is very lucky not to be in worse shape, implored his fans in a lengthy discourse posted to his Instagram account Wednesday night (attached to the above photograph documenting the severe damage done to his vehicle) to live life to the fullest, bury old grudges and not take anything for granted:
I do not know where to begin because by the look of that picture soMEone is supposed to be dead or severely injured worse than what I am right now! While I am resting up the thought that keeps flashing in my mind is that GOD IS GOOD and someone has there protective hands on my life shielding me from any danger that may come my way!
I know one thing, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF “IF” you are holding a grudge against someone, “IF” you don’t tell the people that’s close and dear to you that “YOU LOVE THEM” every chance you get, “IF” your mad because something didn’t go your way today! L1FE IS TO SHORT FOR YOU NOT TO APPRECIATE IT TO THE FULLNESS; THROUGH THE GOOD AND THE BAD!
I thank you to the people who have been keeping me in there prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery! I am appreciative for the many great things GOD has given me to be thankful for. It’s a old cliché statement but it says “GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS!” And as that crash constantly plays back in my mind every time I close my eyes, I can’t go another day without me THANKING GOD for the opportunities he has given me in my life and this accident puts ALOT of things in perspective of what’s important and what’s not!
SHAMEonYOU if YOU go another second in life with holding a grudge or HATING on someone, taking life for granted, or just not appreciating the breath you just breathed; trust and believe there are plenty people with illnesses, people in the hospital, or even people that are 6ft under the earth that W1SH they had “another”opportunity to do so!
So if you read this I challenge you to L1VE life to the fullness everyday! 1OVE the people who are close to you (and don’t be afraid to tell them as well)! FORG1VE “whoever” for “whatever” they did! Trust when I tell you that L1FE is to short for you NOT to do those things!
Newton was discharged from a Charlotte-area hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Neither he nor the driver of the other vehicle were cited in the incident following an accident investigation by police. Newton will not play in Carolina’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.