In December of 2010, a tragic accident occurred. My father, who suffered from mental health issues shot me in the head, shot my mother, and killed himself.
Although I survived, I suffered a brain injury and became a quadriplegic.
Losing both of my parents and my ability to move in one night, was something I never thought could happen to my family. It deeply saddens me that my father was suffering so badly that he committed this horrible act.
Everything was taken away from me that night. My ability to brush my teeth, dress myself, use the bathroom alone, walk, and work. Fortunately, my brother Billy was not home that night, and has been an enormous help and aid in my life after my injury. Without him, I don't know where I would be today. I am also lucky to have a big, loving family and friends, that have come together to help me as well.
I am asking for donations to help with the cost of my in-home aids that I need every day, and my physically therapy and rehab to off-set the many complications that quadriplegics endure.
- Voula Zlatkos
- C Lembo
- Edward (okie) O'Connor
- Sheila Jewell
- Josh Stiv