LBS- Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily news reports that Pierre-Paul is planning to film some public service announcements about the dangers of fireworks in the weeks leading up to the 4th of July. Since opening up about the accident that cost him a good portion of his right hand, JPP has said on numerous occasions that fireworks are dangerous and children should not be handling them.
Pierre-Paul said he will be avoiding the 4th of July this year. That doesn’t mean he’s ignoring it. Back in April, JPP opened up about his fireworks mishap and shared some of the shocking details. The photos of his mangled hand should be enough nightmare fuel to inspire people to be more careful, but it will be beneficial for kids to see a star NFL player telling them to use their heads.
It's true. This PSA about the dangers of fireworks will be beneficial. It will be beneficial to one person and one person only. That person is JPP, because he clearly he is just looking for a way to feel less stupid about his mutant hand by using it "educate" others. There's no doubt he's pulling the 'everything happens for a reason' card. I bet he has "A God Works In Mysterious Ways" sign that he bought at Hallmark hung up above his headboard. There's just no way he'll ever admit to himself that he blew his half his hand into the neighbor's yard because he can't figure out a firework. No sir. This was the work of a higher power. JPP just using the unfortunate circumstances provided to him to teach the ultimate life lesson: Fireworks can't be trusted.
This accident was actually a blessing because it gave JPP the ability to help all those young kids out there who also don't understand the intricacies of a fuse. Everyone knows that the children that have an affinity for blowing shit up are also the type of children that are sitting through anti-firework PSA's on the internet. They will probably even patiently wait for the advertisement that pops up before it to end before they do too, because there's nothing that 13 year old pyromaniacs love more than delayed gratification.
If I were in this situation? I would probably stop reminding people that I was the idiot that was mishandling explosives while I had a multimillion dollar deal that still needed to be signed, sealed, and delivered sitting on my kitchen table. That's probably just because I am not religious enough to see the good in becoming the spokesperson for stupidity. If i were a man of the faith I would probably understand just how inspiring it is that JPP is using the "disability" that he incurred - of no fault of his own - to help others avoid similar unforeseen tragedies.