Jerr had a rough childhood. He lived with his grandparents as a toddler while his mom was living way over on the other side of the country, but when he was four or five, his mom decided to take him to live with her. Jerr was sad and scared, and spent a miserable year living with a woman he didn’t remember and who didn’t really know how to take care of a child. Eventually, he was returned to his grandparents, only to have his grandmother die a few years later.
Jerr doesn’t let the pain of his past get him down, though. He has a good life with his grandfather now, and has fun playing racquetball at the Club. Jerr doesn’t wallow in the past; he just enjoys the present. And his difficult beginnings help him empathize with others who are going through hard times—Lynn and Saga, for instance.