Help Paul Peterson Run
Unfortunately, on June 3, 2015, someone broke into Pauls apartment and stole three of his running prosthesis, each unique to one of the events he competes in. With your help, we can raise some funds to allow Paul to do his best in the National Paralympic Championship on June 22 2015.
My name is Clay Claiborne. I live in Charlotte NC. I am a certified Prosthetist/Orthotist. Paul Peterson is a patient of mine who has been fitted with prosthetics for the past 6 years. The money raised will be used for fitting him with his running prosthetics and supplies need to compete. I am not sure how to obtain the funds needed to help pay for the expenses.
Posted by Clay Claiborne
The direct funds from the crowd funding campaign will also go towards recouping some of the other items lost in the robbery, helping us move out of the neighborhood to a safer location and some personal expenses to help me get back on track. Since the money was given to help my paralympic dream, I felt it was only fair that I let everyone who donated know what my plans are for this aid. Again, I appreciate everyone’s support . Paul
Posted by Clay Claiborne
Even more motivated to get back on the track seeing all the comments on the fund me site. Thanks for all the help again I am truly blessed to be put in the position to see that people do care. Words can't explain what this means to me everything happens for a reason. God is good all the time every time I step on the track those comments will be in mind I'll run for #god1st and all my fans #rightside
Posted by Clay Claiborne
I donated last night and posted the GoFundMe link on FB twice. I woke up this morning to see the total jump from just over $2000 to $26K+. It's so amazing to see what a little over 500 people can do. I loved seeing the donation from 3 siblings for $5. It's enough if we all pull together!
I wanted to share this post from Paul. He's really grateful for all the help. Thanks for helping restore his faith in humanity. From Paul: I just wanna thanks everyone for all the love support this is such a blessing for me. I can't wait to get back to racing on the track & thanks to all the help I'll be back really soon. #thanks #love #charlotte #704
Paul, ever since listening to your story last night on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, I have been compelled to keep refreshing the Go Fund Me Page that your Prosthetic/Orthotic Physician created on your behalf! I have been awed this entire day! You are truly an inspiration to all of America! God Bless You Friend! I wish I could attend your competition! HOWEVER, I know in my heart YOU GOT THIS!
Dear Friend, With respect and humanity I am compelled to write these under a humanitarian ground with the help of my doctor. My name is Gasperini Berg Angus a merchant in England, in the United Kingdom. Am the only child of my late parents and never married have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, Less privileged people, widows e.t.c. because I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations here in the United Kingdom. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts in Wales and Jersey and distribute the money to help the need, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge trunk boxes (family valuables) of US$5.1 million that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad where I worked before. I will want a honest and God fearing person to receive these money and dispatched it to help the charity organizations, the sick ones, the needing, Less privileged people and widows. And I will set aside 30% for your time and service. Please reply me with honesty as soon as you read these message to my (Email: email@example.com) God be with you.
Spend it any of the ways you described. All worthy endeavors. I think we all just want you to have a better life. If moving or replacing TV's accomplishes this goal then all the better. You are an inspiration to us all. Thanks for the update.
I would be nice if they could raise a little more for him other than for his prostetics...To replace things he lost when his place was robbed...
I sent my reply here below before reading that 3 of his prosthesis were stolen, I am sorry to hear that I can not imagine who, Even a competing runner who thinks it gives him an unfair advantage would do that, I hope he gets enough to replace them all. I have another gripe about leg amputees and that is they used to wear prosthesis that looked like a leg (not when running) And then wore long pants over it, Now most seem to wear one that looks like a pipe and wears short pants as if showing off a scar as a gang member sign of being tough. While we are at it how about ending Racial work discrimination by ending Affirmative Action ? ! Unless you think people in Minority categories are inferior and need it ? !
I believe that if any able bodied runner in the race against a spring equipped runner protests then the spring footwear equipped runner should Not be able to be designated the winner, But only the fastest spring footwear wearing runner in the race, These spring loaded devices for amputees are too sophisticated to be considered fair to able bodied runners !
Im from Mississippi i have a cousin who lost there son and really need help please look it up on the site and read it