In 2001 a friend and myself were walking down the
sidewalk on our way to the store. We were suddenly hit by a drunk driver
that had jumped the curb and lost control of the vehicle. A good friend was killed and I was pinned against a retaining wall. Due to the
severity of the injuries I lost my right leg, shatterd my pelvis, and my
other leg was crushed.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and eventually
sent to prison but the court advised that I would be responsible for
all medical bills since the driver had no insurance or a license.
Well after that I went into a depression and my life
was a downward spiral. I spent several years in a state of mind that I
just wanted to run away or just not think about life. I just did not
care about anything.
In the last year I have been working on reversing
that type of thinking and I am moving past the guilt and trying to get
my life back in order and contribute to society.
I have since enrolled in school to get my GED and I
have been getting some therapy to help me move past the accident. I have
a prosthetic that I have used for the last eleven years but it has
outserved its purpose. I can no longer use it for prolonged periods of
time as it becomes exruciating painful. Because of the pain I can
longer work full time as a chef because I can not be on my feet for very
I do not qualify for any type of help as I am deemed
capable of being productive even though I am essentially disabled with a
prosthetic that was only suppose to be temporary structure.
I am trying so hard to do something with my life and I
want to further my education and go to college so I can make a
difference in this world. This is where I need help. I am desperate
and need a new prostethic as I can no longer go on with the one I have
been using. I can not afford this on part time pay and I do not qualify
for assistance to get a new one.
I am asking all of you for your help. I have no
other avenues but to ask for the publics help. Even if it is a small
donation, it is one more step closer to being able to walk without pain
and being able to contribute to my fullest abilities. Please help me!
thank you have a great day.