Help me walk again

Hey everyone my name is Quentin and I'm 25 years old, after somebody's reckless decision I'm now a paraplegic. This whole thing started while I was attending school in Atlanta , working towards an Audio Engineering degree. My dreams were to pursue a career in the music business but i fell short of that goal. I was hit twice in the back with stray bullets while out with some friends, the whole situation turned my life upside down. At that instance my entire life changed,  I went through emergency surgery to save my life, one of the bullets went straight through my hip and unfortunately the other bullet hit my spine a broke it at the T-9 level. My spinal cord was damaged from the impact and heat of one bullet, I lost a few organs including my kidney and spleen then spent 2.5 weeks in intensive care.when I woke up finally, they broke the news that I was paralyzed from the waste down. In that instance my heart broke I was 22years old and now had to adjust my life to live in a wheelchair. I didn't know how I would ever manage or if I would ever even walk again. But I prayed that God would bless me with the courage and strength I needed in order to push through and still live my life. From Grady hospital I went to the Shepherds center for spinal cord and brain injury to start my therapy. There I learned how to cope and how to take care of myself both mentally and physically. I was never told if I would ever fully be myself again or to have a normal life but I never gave up. I have battled depression, PTSD, anxiety, and I go thru terrible and sometimes unbearable nerve pain everyday of my life. there were many times I didn't want to go on but in my mind I had no choice. So now I still go to physical therapy at sheltering arms twice a week and have been blessed to regained some feeling and movement in my legs, down to my calves . I try to stay as optimistic as possible knowing all the technology the world has and will have in the near future could possibly help me walk and live normal again!!! I have been doing research and found that China has a stem cell treatment facility with a high success rate. We have been talking back and forth and it appears I am a good candidate for the procedure, especially since I have regained some muscle movement and feeling from my hips to my thighs and knees .  The process would include embryonic stem cell, spinal cord reconstruction, and chinese medicine along with therapy. It's a three week process, and funding is critical prior to starting the procedures. I could go as soon as 6 months after getting funding for it.  After these procedures, I would also like to complete the process of reversing my colostomy but that's another story.  All I want Out of life more than anything is to walk again, to feel normal and have a family. I'm hoping to raise enough money to give myself a fighting chance at that dream. I want to  thank you for taking the time to read my story and I appreciate all the support if you can any donations will help but if you are unable to all I ask is for you to repost and share this story thank you everyone for your help and support God bless.

Donations

  • Patricia Alvarez 
    • $10 
    • 15 mos
  • Raven Broadnax  
    • $10 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Derrick James 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Loretta Falco 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer

Quentin Qmoney Lee 
Organizer
Richmond, VA
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