On March 15, 2017 my landlord and a handyman she had hired got into a business dispute in my front yard. The handyman pulled out a gun and shot my landlord and her boyfriend in the head, killing them instantly. The shooter then came after me shooting me twice, once in my right upper arm and once through the right side of my head. The shooter fled the scene and ultimately ended his own life as well.
I am the only survivor of this horrific and devastating day. I have had two surgeries on my head, one for the initial trauma surgery and the second was for the reconstruction of my skull. The damage to my brain caused me to be be temporarily paralyzed on the entire left half of my body and also left me half blind in both eyes. During my recovery over the last year and a half I have relearned how to eat, drink, walk and every other basic/essential life skill. I am still enrolled in an outpatient neuro rehabilitation program for brain injuries to regain control of movement in my arm and leg and also regain vision in my eyes. I have come very far and plan to continue to fight for my recovery!
Any funds received from this campaign will help me pay for life changing treatments and therapies i cannot afford on my own and pay remaining debts and bills I still have.
My long term goals are to open a disability equipment company and a non profit charity to help other people with disabilities accomplish something they have always dreamed of doing but feel like they cant achieve because their disability is holding them back. please help me recover so i can eventually accomplish my dreams of helping others living with disabilities. Thank you for taking the time to read and share my story!
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