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$2,925 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 8 months
Hello and Welcome to my campaign page. My name is Jerry Gatlin II, better known as Twoby, pronounced 2B. I was born on February 7th 1982 in Henderson Texas. Fast forward to 1987 and I came down with meningitis, and I really can’t say much more about that experience because I honestly can’t remember much about it other than that as a result the doctors had no choice but to amputate both of my arms just below the elbows and both legs just above the knees. I live in Troup, Texas and have my entire life.

I have issues I have to deal with because of my amputations. First, with the amputations of my legs being just above the knees with every step I take there is around 140lbs of weight being supported by my hips and after 31years of walking this way it is finally beginning to catch up to me. I constantly have hip pains and lower back pain & it doesn’t help that one leg is about 2inches shorter than the other so I walk with a limp. I also live with my grandparents and neither one is able to drive. There are times when it’s up to me to run errands like going to the grocery store and having to carry back whatever was needed and we live about 8-9 blocks from the store.

Another issue is that since I turned 21 medicaid will no longer cover the prosthetics I use in order to get around. I do what I can with repairs but eventually making any repair’s will get harder and harder to do, so having a more reliable way to get around will slow the amount of damage done from walking.

What I’m trying to do is get myself a reliable way to get around so I don’t have to walk as much. I’ve had several golf carts over the years but I’ve about decided that isn’t going to be worth it in the long run because the batteries eventually go bad and with my previous golf carts the cost of new batteries were about $800 for a set of 4 and I’ve never had a set even last a year and having to spend $800 or more every year for batteries isn’t something I can do.

What I have in mind of what I think would be a better option for me is something like a Side-by-Side ATV. The reason I believe an ATV would be good for me is because not only would it prevent me from having to walk as much, if I was to get one with a trailer hitch I could eventually try to get a small trailer and I would be able to haul around a riding lawn mower during the spring and summer months and mow yards for extra money.

Even if you can’t make a donation you can still give me a chance to make this happen by just sharing this on social media as often as you can. Thank You for taking the time to read this.
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I'm felt my leg a few minutes ago and felt this. (There's a knot there if you can't see it)
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OK, so with the recent news we got, nothing bad, it will cause me to end up walking even more because I will still have to go back and forth between this house and the one we're going to be moving to because I'll still have to keep this place in working ish order in case things don't work out. So any help in reaching my goal will help even more than it would have before. Thank You to everyone who has donated and shared but please keep sharing as much as possible.
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Again, I want to say Thank You to the Troup Elementary 2nd grade for their donation of $730. I've also been looking around the net at used ATV's and that is another option I could go with when I can if needed. Please keep sharing as much as possible.
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Haven't done any updates lately so I figured I do one now. I've mainly been trying to get the yard cleaned up and have got a lot cleaned up but still plenty to do. Also now have 2 ferrets I've been trying to keep up with and one of them loves to take off running any chance she gets and it's a pain in the butt trying to keep up with her. Other than cleaning the yard and taking the ferrets out I make the occasional trip to the store when needed which is harder this time of year because it's warmer outside and the heat heats up my prosthetic legs which in turn makes in hotter on my real legs, all is well at the moment but I can feel one spot on my right leg starting to get a little sore from walking. Anyway, please keep sharing as much as possible. Thanks
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$2,925 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 8 months
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JD
$25
Jessica Dennis
20 days ago
TF
$725
Troup Elementary School 2nd Grade Fundraiser
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
GB
$100
Gay Barron
1 month ago
BK
$100
Bud & Myra Kerzee
2 months ago
$25
Darleen Davis
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
KH
$100
Kelly Hall
2 months ago
SF
$25
Stephen Freeman
2 months ago
AF
$20
Abigail Folger
2 months ago
MR
$350
Maggie R
3 months ago
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