Superman Walks Project / RAAAN Boston Amputees
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I am putting out a request to all that know me and my project.
Please read this and spread it around to anyone you can.

We all know what happened at the Boston marathon. Most know that I am an amputee. What you do not know is that the initial ...
I am putting out a request to all that know me and my project.
Please read this and spread it around to anyone you can.

We all know what happened at the Boston marathon. Most know that I am an amputee. What you do not know is that the initial recovery phase of limb loss is difficult. Many struggle for years just to cope. Aside from the physical pain, (Beyond anything you can ever imagine), the mental anguish is enough to snap the very fabric of your soul.

9 weeks after I lost my leg I contemplated ending my life. I spent hours looking at a 40cal in my hand trying to work up the courage to end my life. This went on for 2 weeks. I sat in my bed, not eating, barely any sleep from the pain, smiling at anyone that saw me so they would never know the pain I was really in. I put on a brave face, spoke boldly about running again and that it would not stop me. Behind closed doors, in the dead of night when you only have your own thoughts to keep you company, I wished for the courage to end it all.

One afternoon a man called me. His name is Dough Brooks, who is the CEO of Brinker's International company. He spoke with me at length. I sat there thinking, "who the @#$% is this?" I sat there in my wheel chair cordially responding when was necessary, and asking the appropriate questions when qued.

The next thing he told me caught my attention. To this day I can not tell you what he said before but when he said he was also an amputee I sat straight up in that damn wheelchair and asked him to repeat what he had been saying. He had been telling me about his accident and how he lost his leg.

That night I asked my roommate to remove all the weapons from the house and lock away my gun in his safe. He immediately, without question, took it and everything he owned and locked it away.

2 weeks later I went to my first visit to be fitted for a new leg. I saw pictures of amputees running, walking, jumping. I saw amputees walking into the office for their visit with amazing legs that allowed them to move about like ablebodied people. Each picture, each person, and every video inspired me to never give up. I swore that day I would show the world I was capable of amazing things and would overcome anything that came my way.

Here I am almost a decade later and my soul aches. I am torn inside about this horrible thing that has happened. I want to go there and visit each of the people who lost limbs in this bombing.

I am putting a request out to you all, perhaps one of you can point me in the right direction here. I can not afford to fly up there and stay for as long as it would take. If you or anyone you know would be willing to hold a fund raiser to assist me in going up there please give them my cell number 561-797-0104. I can think of no better way of helping them than this.

Please let me know.
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