Independence 4 Shad

Shad Sexton was just 18 years old when a pool dive went horribly wrong and left him paralyzed.  Shad is now 20, 6'6" tall and weighs in over 250 pounds. Because of his large frame he cannot fit into regular vehicles. His Mom has to rent a van and Shad is hoisted in using a makeshift hoist from bungy cords. As you can see from the picture Shad lays flat on a mattress in the back of the van for all of his journeys away from home. 

Shad is an amazing young man with an optimistic attitude, trying to lead as normal a life as possible. He is enrolled in college, but is dependent upon others to get him wherever he needs to be; whether that is to his college or medical appointments. He is placed in the back of a van using the bungy hoist to get him in and out. A specialized custom vehicle will allow him to drive himself providing him with some independence.

This Independence Day we are trying to raise funds to get Shad the specialized transport he desperately needs.   Please help us give Shad his Independence this Independence Day. Donate now.
I am paying the site fees so all donations will go directly to Shad If we receive more than the $100,000 necessary to help Shad, all other monies will be donated to Wheels 4 Healing, a charity who specialize in raising funds to provide specialized transportation to those in wheelchairs. Thank you in advance for your support.

This simple accident could have happened to any one of us or to our children. How many of us enjoyed diving into swimming pools? We are the lucky ones. That dive not only changed Shad's life forever, but the lives of everyone around him. He is dependent upon them for so much.

Any help you can give, no matter how small, is very much appreciated.This will make a huge difference in this young man's life. Shad and his family thank you very much.
  • John & Peggy Mondary 
    • $25 
    • 81 mos
  • Leann Stockrahm 
    • $100 
    • 82 mos
  • Janette Street 
    • $100 
    • 83 mos
  • gerikay sexton 
    • $100 
    • 83 mos
  • John & Peggy Mondary 
    • $50 
    • 83 mos
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Organizer

Shelly Cochran 
Organizer
Flower Mound, TX
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