The reason I'm reaching out to you now is that recently I had the gift of an old wheelchair van donated to me, but it needs a lot of work before I can even ride in it, or drive it, and this is where you can help. I don't want anyone to break their bank, but even a dollar helps towards the goal.
A wheelchair van is actually the lowest hanging fruit as far as helping me. I know how this is going to sound, but I have spent a full 9 years of my paralyzed life laying on my stomach in bed, with giant holes in my backside. The fact of the matter is that I need a standing wheelchair if I'm ever to leave this bed permanently again. I had gotten all my wounds finally closed in 2014, but since I lost most of the hip on my left side, I just started favoring and sitting on the right side, and foolishly, I kept physically being up. I spent last summer trying to help fix up my Dad's house, and wore another giant hole in the right side of my backside in the process, and have been laying down ever since.
Sure, I can get up for about an hour each day, but I shouldn't till it's healed. I can tell you my patience level is quite high. I still enjoy my life, but the prospect of another 7 year lay-down event has me less than enthused lately. I'm truly getting tired of laying in this bed, can anyone help me stand? Unfortunately like all medical stuff, it's expensive, I'm trying several standing models, and doing my due diligence before I select the right stander, I did try the off-road model, but it ended up not having shocks, I quickly learned I can't safely bounce around that much, so I will be trying many other companies products. That's what the majority of the money will go for: me being able to finally leave this bed, stand up, and get back to life. Any remaining proceeds after the van and standing wheelchair will go to the first full scale test model of the self heating and cooling building design I spoke of in the video. I explain the project in further detail below.
In 2005, I invented a self heating and cooling greenhouse . It can be constructed in a fraction of the time it takes for modern construction; it is nearly indestructible in tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires; it costs less than half of a normal building to construct; and oh!, did I mention it heats and cools itself! The basic test model has for over 12 years, and I've been refining the design since then, and will be launching a funding campaign when the time is right for pre-sales; in order to make the mass producible components through injection molding.
And why have I been "literally working my ass off" on this project for so long? Because people are starving everywhere. From Africa to America, people ether don't have the knowledge or the money to eat fresh and healthy fruits and veggies. I take this fact every day like a slap in the face; and I fast for three days each month just to remember how much it sucks to burn with hunger. But my hunger is always eventually quenched, others are not so lucky, and it is to them I dedicate my life's work.
So when you help me, you're not just helping me get a van fixed up, nor just a standing wheelchair, you're helping me fulfill the mission God has put on my heart. And that mission is nothing short of: Food, Water, and Shelter, for every: Man, Woman, and Child, regardless of: Race, Color, or Creed. Those might seem like lofty goals, but with the building technology I'm working to unleash upon the world, that's just for starters...wait till you see the Living City plans...
If you financially can, please help. Many Thanks, Joe
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