By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Debi Mazar stated, “A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people.” If one were to put a definition next to the name Jacob Bembry, the quote by Mazar would perfectly describe who he is.
Bembry is the editor for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, and has served the company and the people of Madison for nearly two decades. He is best known for his weekly column, “Jacob’s Ladder,” where he shares thoughts that encourage and inspires others.
Away from the office, Bembry is a faithful attendee of the Midway Church of God in Lee. He has written many books purposed to encourage Christians in their walk with God.
While Bembry is noted for his many years of service as a news reporter and his dedication to Christ, he is known best for his tireless efforts of caring for his family. Throughout the years, Bembry has faced many obstacles maintaining a full-time job and watching over his family. He takes on the responsibility of caring for his father, brother and mentally challenged sister, and does it without one complaint. He juggles the schedule of his work and the doctor visits of each member of his family. He has put himself aside and has given his life to caring for his family.
On Thursday, December 8, Bembry reported to work for just another typical day in the office. While at work, he collapsed and was immediately transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where his survival looked grim. At press time, Bembry has spent six days in Intensive Care and is undergoing a heart cauterization to determine the cause of the illness.
While Bembry’s health status has vastly improved, he still has a ways to go. With ever-increasing medical bills, Bembry does not have health insurance to help with the stacking hospital bills.
Bembry urgently needs your help. A medical fund has been established at Madison County Community Bank to help cover the expenses of his medical bills and recovery time away from work. Any wishing to contribute can deposit cash or check at the bank, or by mailing it to: Madison County Community Bank, c/o Jacob Bembry Medical Fund, P.O. Box 834, Madison, FL 32341.
Your support is greatly appreciated.