My brother and his family couldn’t have been more excited to come see us and meet their new nephew and cousin. Matter of fact, so anxious that they decided to leave in the evening after a long hard day at work so they could capitalize on every second that weekend to spend with us. They packed up not knowing that their and our lives would never be the same. That evening, my brother plowed his way through the darkness of the night making his way towards us on their long journey. A journey that would change him for the rest of his life. He began to hear loud noises in the car, thinking of mechanical problems and fearing for his family’s safety, he steered the vehicle to the side of the road as the vehicle lost power. Upon the shining of the light from his wife’s cell phone, it was apparent that there were no mechanical issues but merely gunshot rounds that rang into the vehicle. At that point, they realized my brother had been shot and lost feeling from his chest down. He was rushed to the hospital while his family was left behind in shambles. Now, as he lays in a hospital bed paralyzed from his chest down, we are all trying to pick up the pieces and grasp to hope that he may return to some type of normal. A new normal without the use of his legs.
It’s a long road ahead. Hospital bills, lengthy rehabilitation, home modifications, vehicle modifications, loss of the ability to work and family care for the foreseeable future.
He never asked for this, provoked this, nor deserved this. He’s an incredible Father, a devout husband, and a loyal brother and friend.
Please help us bring him a new sense of normal with your donation. One where he can put this horrific past behind him and focus on a new normal.
God bless you and your hearts for your donations towards that next step!
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