Hospital Bills Funding Needed

$24,362 of $50k goal

Raised by 214 people in 17 months
James Marshall  Dickinson, TX
At the 11th year mile marker of living in a wheelchair, I’ve been tough skinned & only formed only a single sore just post to the catastrophic injury. Today, I tell you of the past 365 days, 1 full calendar year, where I’ve “only” been out of a hospital, skilled nursing facility or rehab center for approximately 2 - 3 months.

In January, 2016 blisters popped up on the back of each heel due to not getting socks pulled up before leaving for a doctors appt. While submerged inside the backs of each shoe, it only took around four hours for this to take place, and yet still I’m still having to protect them from reopening as I lay in this hospital while typing this. Following the heels blistering & breaking open into stage 4 pressure ulcers, I’m forced to float them adding pressure on my calves to where they unfortunately opened to the ligaments, tendons & bones being exposed in February, 2016. The dark cloud era continued from mid-April through June as I transferred to a skilled nursing facility in West Houston and suffered from a Foley catheter change, however, due to the lack of movement I slowed to; blood cloths began to form behind my right knee, hamstring and groin areas. This lead to an ultimate set back as I received 15 pints of blood, 11 platelets and 3 full months of some intense suffering as I fought through it with close family, selected friends & keeping everything hush from social media to not scare fans. I underwent my 32nd surgery where they put in a suprapubic catheter to relieve the profusely bleeding area/areas.

I was released from Kindred Town & Country’s L-TAC unit from extensive antibiotic treatments to “The Pointe” skilled nursing facility in Webster of June, 2016. Thankfully, I was quickly transferred to Kindred Rehab Webster to be under the guidance, knowledge and sharpness of Dr. Lewis K. Clarke, M.D. Ph., D. who practices an outside of the box approach to medicines treating SCI’s, strokes, M.S., TBI’s, etc. The absolute best doctor I’ve had and was a huge asset to my 2006 supercross success prior to my catastrophic injury. While there in rehab, we trained “Hard!” I came out more physically, mentally & emotionally fit than I’ve been since sitting down (a huge thank you to my PT & OT departments who were fantastic in their areas along with amazing communication, we made huge strides!)
I was released back into my community, just as my foundations Mission Statement reads. I was so happy to be back at it! Handling my business, making doctors’ appointments thanks to Star Racing Yamaha, Joe Gibbs Racing, N-Fab Bars and some major silent donors for helping my original fundraising efforts to acquire an accessible handicapped van.

http://www.jamesmarshallproject.com/Home_Page.php
http://outlaw452.com/

JMP Mission Statement: James Marshall is a former AMA Pro rider #452. James was injured in the 6th round of 2006 AMA Supercross season. He suffered damage to his C-2, C-5 and C-6 vertebra and now lives in a wheelchair. Since his accident, James has re-integrated within his community and now leads an effort to help those who have suffered either Spinal Cord or Brain Injuries. He has created the "James Marshall Project" which is a foundation whose mission is to providing support and assistance to the brain and spinal cord injured, facilitating a return to productive life-work, and re-integration within their communities. You can also read my Vitae (life story) at: http://outlaw452.com/vitae.html

Thank you for taking the time to read my story today & I pray you “Stay too blessed to be Stressed!”
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Update 21
Posted by James Marshall
11 months ago
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Everything from the past 2 weeks has gotten much better, still sore & very sensitive but better. It seems as soon as I'm in the clear, something pops up…! I was getting my Foley catheter changed & the facility ruptured something inside my urethra and I began bleeding instantly. I was rushed to the ER where I was bleeding out. They couldn't get the bleeding to subside and had to put an oversized foley in to get it to stop. I was sent up to the ICU unit where I received 6 pints of blood. Once I was stable they sent me to a regular room where I was only in there a few days before the floodgates opened again. They could not get the bleeding to stop as they began the blood thinners a little too soon. They'd removed my pic line already so in this emergency situation, they put a new one in my neck… that was excruciating pain I have not felt in a long long time. I was back in ICU again. After 2 more days I was released when only 7 hrs later I was bleeding out again and sent back to the ER. I received 4 pints of blood this time. I was sent up to IMCU where they treated me for a few days then back to a regular room again.

There was still a lot of discomfort considering I had an oversized Foley inside my bladder so I insisted put a regular size back in. Knowing I was going to bleed when they changed the Foley catheter to its regular size, I needed that relief. I bleed just enough to get another pint of blood. After 2 more days of regulating my bleeding, I was released & have only bleed once since I've been back.

My first official day back (Wednesday, May 4), my stat lock broke inside my shorts & was in bad pain. I couldn't figure it out because it was hidden under my shorts. After transferring back into bed, there was blood all over me again. I'm slowly getting relief in my groin area and have only bleed slightly. Things are getting better, but I still have a little bit of a journey in front of me. As soon as the bleeding completely stops, I will have a suprapubic catheter in place so hopefully I will not have any more urethra issues.

Overall I received 11 pints of blood, 10 pallets and three major episodes of bleeding with other small miscellaneous blood clots that clogged my catheter and I was unable to urinate. Which can be pretty painful and not just for the Quadriplegic or paraplegic but anyone in general. I had to fight to stay alive on that journey, yet, only another chapter to my survival lifestyle that I'm living today. I hope you all do not feel sorry for me, rather get strength through my experiences to complete your short, mid & long-term goals with full commitment.

Thank you for everyone's support! We have some amazing products coming very soon to raffle off & all funds raised goes directly back to everyday living expenses as I begin to take more responsibility in life. I'll keep if you updated on the next project/products up for auction! God bless
Finally back outside in the sunlight! Vitamin D was down & working on rebuilding some arm strength.
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Update 20
Posted by James Marshall
12 months ago
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Everything is going as good as it can possibly be! And so I put you guys together a new video that I think you may enjoy considering the music is a little bit softer and the pictures show more intensity! All from my past and a little bit of the presents! Thank you all for checking in and please leave your comments on the videos? Thank you ALL!!
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Update 19
Posted by James Marshall
13 months ago
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Do not forget that if you are wanting to enter for a chance to win the MC replica helmet that he wore on the cover of Motocross Action magazine, enter "VitalMX" in your $20 or more donation! Thx every for all the support!
Today's hand cycling session had to be cut short… but oh well, I got to ride today, right?!
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Update 18
Posted by James Marshall
13 months ago
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Check this out… its been a day or 2!! I had such a blast, you have no idea! But, if I had to compare it to anything, I'd say it's like getting back on a dirtbike after having a couple years off & then God says, "K-Dub it's time to ride again." Though my hand cycling talent and strength is wayyyy off Kevin's talent & speed on a dirtbike but it's day & night difference than my first time on a hand crank at TIRR!
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Ben Steimle
13 months ago
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I'd honestly like to win the helmet, but I would just as soon help you with whatever programs you are starting! I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the way you keep your head up. I know that I personally have problems some of the time keeping mine up, and you are being to be one of my biggest inspirations!

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$24,362 of $50k goal

Raised by 214 people in 17 months
Created November 2, 2015
RV
$20
Rubén V
19 days ago
JM
$100
Jacob Marsack
29 days ago

Get better man, hard time make the good times better..

$50
Joyce Huddleston
1 month ago

You are on my mind a lot James and the rest of our family. You are a special person who did not let a catastrophic accident end your life. You are one of the bravest people I have ever known! You are talented and smart. God has special purposes for your life! Praying you will be able to leave the hospital soon in good health. I know there will be a special place in heaven for you!

DM
$25
Danica Metz
1 month ago
AD
$150
Adam Demoss
1 month ago
TG
$25
Tarah Gieger
1 month ago
JB
$25
J B
2 months ago

Keep the faith, James. People are behind you and things will get better.

CB
$50
Carla Betzen
2 months ago
$25
Tim Buck
2 months ago

I can't afford a lot but I hope enough people give to make it all add up to get you more help!!

$25
Cristine Meredith
2 months ago
Ben Steimle
13 months ago
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I'd honestly like to win the helmet, but I would just as soon help you with whatever programs you are starting! I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the way you keep your head up. I know that I personally have problems some of the time keeping mine up, and you are being to be one of my biggest inspirations!

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