it has been over three years since my horrific accident. Becoming a quadriplegic has done more than change my life! I was told once, by someone very wise " at some point for everybody life will start taking away more than giving back". This time came for me far too early. All the things that it has taken from me like family, friends, new experiences, all being equally painful! I have received something very valuable, I may otherwise needed a lifetime to find.
Perspective, over all the things I used to value and hold dear. This accident has made permanent changes to my life some I have no regrets, while it has challenged me emotionally greater than anything else I've ever experienced that has taught me how to truly love! This perspective alone, if for no other reason keeps me positive that I will endure and find a way to overcome.
My children are counting on me!
Being a quadriplegic provides many challenges. I am paralyzed from the chest down leaving me with very minimal ability. I have caretakers that live with me and take care of me. Currently I live on Social Security and the state helps pay for my caregivers every time I turn around I feel like I'm selling everything I own on a monthly basis just to survive. I am fighting for my life, I have two small children ages four and six. I'm doing my best to help coparent these wonderful children, but I fear eventually all end up in a home no longer be part of their lives at least on a regular basis.
I was blessed with all this wonderful perspective about what loving relationships really should be about, and unfortunately I may be practicing alone in elderly village home not meant for a young man.
My daughter asked me when I'm going to get better. I have been sheepishly lying to her for the better part of year and a half. But now there are two viable operations that can help me stand walk and function. There is an opportunity that I could regain enough mobility to no longer need care take provide a positive impact in my children's life to work again in an industry that I never wanted to leave behind. These operations are not free need to earn enough money to become a viable candidate. I have so many plans for my beautiful family and with your help you might provide me with the opportunity to truly contribute to my children's life and not just fade away into the background.
I want to dance with my daughter and walk her down the aisle someday, I want to play ball with my son want the opportunity to pick them up when they fall down. I would just settled putting my arms around them to give them a hug. Your donations will not go in vain because anything that helps me get better is progress for me to participate in my children's life. Please find your way into making the donation for my cause I am desperate to be more active in my children's life as they are young now but are eventually going to really needs their father.