HELLO ..My name is Veronica Bradford. I have three children, 2 girls and 1 son. My only son name is Jeffrey Todd Gilmore Jr, and he has 3 smart babbies . On December 24, 2016 Jeffrey and his children were in an awful tragic accident. He was ejected from the car causing his neck to break causing a spinal cord injury. Thankfully his children was ok. By the Grace and Mercy of God my son is beginning to talk with a voicebox and breathing on his own but some added pressure on his diaphragm sometimes makes breathing difficut. Due to his spinal injury, at the current time he is paralyzed from the waist down and have alot of therapy to conquer. Before the accident Jeffrey was the bread winner of his family and was a terrific father that always worked hard to provide for his family. Jeffrey did not have any health insurance. Baylor Hospital of Dallas has been a tremendous part of saving my sons life and helping him to recovery. They have even found a better facility for my son to get the needed therapy to be more of himself. Due to having to missed work Jeffrey and I need help paying his medical bills, physical therapy and rehabilitation .I as a mother can't leave the side of my only son nor neglect being able to provide for my 7 and 12 year old daughters . Jeffrey also have babies that need their father's support. This is very hard for me being a single mother and sole provider for my children and grandbabies. Today I am reaching out to every kind person capable of helping my son and I. We would greatly appreciate any charity you would like to share with us. I ask you also keep us in your prayers and give freely from the heart. I pray that your hearts be open and your donations even kinder. Thank you.
It's been a long 5 months since I have given an update on Jeffrey's condition. To God I give all the Glory. For he is the one who holds our hands! J.J. is still fighting for his life and he has been as strong as he know how. J.J. has a C5 injury which is the most severe of the spinal cord injury levels. He has paralysis in arms, hands, trunk and legs, he is able to breathe on his own but cannot control bowel or bladder movements. Jeffrey's prognosis is "Quadriplegia". On Monday, May 15th, 2017 Jeffrey was assessed by the medical staff at Baylor Hospital for his ongoing condition. At this time they have advised us that Jeffrey will require complete assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and getting in or out of bed. He may be able to use powered wheelchairs with special controls to move around on his own. Jeffrey will require 24-hour-a-day personal care. At this time I am asking for your support and help in any way possible so that I can bring my son home. I am in need of assistance trying to help my son be as comfortable as possible. I am trying to raise funding so that Jeffrey's home environment can be remodeled and handicap accessible. It has been really difficult finding a contractor familiar with handicap accessible home construction in my area. Many thanks for your support