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Please help Amelia with her fight to walk again.
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Please help Amelia Morales with her fight to walk again. Three years ago she was in a near fatal car accident as a result was paralyzed from the waist down. For the last three years she has continued with her fight to walk again and will not give up!!! More ...
Just for a moment try to imagine what it would feel like if one night you woke up in a hospital room scared and confused. As you blink and look around the room trying to make sense of or remember what happened. You see your parents standing at the foot of the bed with their back turned towards you quietly talking with a doctor. Then you hear the doctor say “I’m sorry, your daughter is paralyzed and she will never walk again." You think to yourself this can’t be happening, he's wrong he can't be talking about me. No way, I have to be dreaming, please God make this a dream. Just let me wake up God please! You try to move your legs but nothing happens. You try to get up because all you want to do is run and get out of there but nothing happens. Your legs won't move. You think move legs move. Why aren't they moving. You start to panic, fear starts to set in. You try your hardest to remain calm it's not working. You begin to realize exactly what the doctor said. You're paralyzed? You feel the tears starting to build up. You’re not dreaming. This isn't a nightmare. This is really happening suddenly you remember everything. Your vehicle fish tailing all over the road your tires screeching, hitting something, and your vehicle flipping. The last thing you remember seeing is your vehicle on top of you. The only thing you can do is scream, "No, please God not me!"
About two and a half years ago this is exactly what I woke up to one night in the E.R. of Community Regional Medical Center. I had been in a horrible near fatal car accident that forever changed my life. I had, shattered all my ribs, collapsed lungs, a broken back which caused the damage to my spinal cord leaving me paralyzed from the waist down. I will never forget when I heard the doctor say I would never ever ever be able to walk again. And "Yes" the doctor said it just like that. It was as if he had just given me the death sentence. To a young woman who was only 28 years old who has never been married and has never had any children all it meant to me was my life was over. I remember looking into my parent's helpless hurting faces crying and screaming, “I don't want to live anymore! I can't live like this."
I don’t know if you, a family member or maybe someone close to you has ever experienced the traumatizing effects of being or becoming a paraplegic . Try to really imagine what it would feel like if you could never walk on grass and feel the coolness on your feet, run on the hot sandy beach, play in the snow, ride a motorcycle or do many of the things you love doing. Imagine not being able a play football with your son or teach your daughter how to dance. How would it feel if you couldn’t walk your own daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. Even worse walk down the aisle on your own wedding day and stand face to face with your future husband. Think of all the things you do on a day to day basis. Now imagine trying to do those things from a wheelchair. There are so many things that can easily be taken for granted.
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