Rodney's Angels

#RodneysAngels Campaign to purchase a van to accommodate both me and my motorized wheelchair came to a successful conclusion this summer. Thank you to those who contributed, particularly my beloved Tulane Medical School Class of 1979. Your support and generosity are a blessing and I am truly grateful.
In 1979 tragedy hit...

That fateful year,  I was serving as a Pediatrician at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. During one of my shifts, a group of refugee children was brought into the Emergency Room. While in the midst of examining these young souls, I fell into a month-long coma.  What caused my collapse and subsequent inability to talk or walk without assistance was not determined until five years later.

A rogue strain of the Polio virus had lodged onto my spine, attacking and irrevocably damaging my entire nervous and muscle systems.

The #RodneysAngel Campaign:
Accessibility Van = $26,000.00 (note payoff) + $10,000.00 (lift upgrade)
TOTAL: $36,000.00

Again, thank you for reading my story and for any contribution you are able to make. 

I will continue to post updates as they occur, for you too now, are part of my journey.

I am Thankful.
I am Grateful.
God Bless.
  • Franklin Chu 
    • $1,500 
    • 24 mos
  • Jorge Hernandez  
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Gwenesta Melton 
    • $1,500 
    • 24 mos
  • Diane Grasso 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Charles Salisbury 
    • $250 
    • 24 mos
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Rodney Higgins 
Baton Rouge, LA
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