Handcycle for better life

Hi
    My name is Allen Clark many of you know my story but I will tell it to you who do not know. I was 19yrs when I was hurt I was riding four wheelers with some friends . And of coarse as all young guys do I was driving as fast as the four wheeler would go. While making a S curve the steering linkage snapped causing the front wheels to turn inward causing the four wheeler to slide into a ditch. I was thrown from the four wheeler into a wooded area and one of the trees caught me in the stomach I wrapped around the tree bending my back in half cutting the oxygen off to my spinal cord leaving me paralyzed from the waist down. The days leading after my accident were some of the hardest of my life. To go from a kid that loved to play basket ball every chance I got to a wheelchair and not sure if I would ever walk again is a verry hard transformation. It has been 18yrs now and I have learned allot and have over come allot . I still have trouble dealing with my situation but I make the best of it there is still so much to look forward to with loving family and friends they make it easier. Ok the reason you are reading all of this as you know or you may not know there is really not much out there for exercise for someone in my situation other than pushing your chair and if there is something it cost soo much. I entered a small wheelchair olympics game a while back in Tyler Texas and there was a vender that brought out a couple hand cycles for us to ride and OMG it was amazing it makes you feel so free!!! I have wanted one ever since that day. But as you may know anything dealing with a paraplegic is considered medical and the price goes through the roof. I am asking for your help to get one of the hand cycles it is a great means of exercise and not to mention the feeling just being able to ride one I also intend on entering group bike rides and maybe races some day.If you can help many thanks and if you can't that is ok too I just thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope your day,week,month,year and life are blessed .
                                                                 Thank you again
                                                                         Allen Clark
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Allen Clark 
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Lufkin, TX
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