I lost my leg at work. Everything I own is on the back of my wheelchair.

December 16, 2015
I am a little smarter than the average bear

“I lost my leg at work. I did paint and body work at the Chevrolet dealership for 23 years. I was pulling the frame on a 4-wheel drive pick up truck and the chain broke and wrapped around both of my legs and drug me 227 feet. I had 14 surgeries on this leg and caught gangrene, a staff infection, and a blood clot in the back of my leg. That happened 5 years ago and it is how I ended up homeless.

Right now I am still out here. Everything I own is on the back of my wheelchair. It is a hard way to survive, but I make it. I bum a few dollars here and there, get something to eat, and make it through the rest of the day.

Everyone is a paycheck away from being homeless and on the street. It is a different world here and I have to look out for myself. My parents and both of my sisters are dead and it is just me. I have to worry about finding a place where I can lay my head down each night. That is harder to do in a wheelchair. I can’t go where everyone else can go.

I am not always going to be like this. I am a little smarter than the average bear. I am going to have a place to live.

1 Comment

  1. Donna James

    I’m praying for you my friend, that God will bless you with a home an nice place to lay your head…I’m been down an no place to go before, an it’s scary, especially being on lady…but God provided…an I’m very greatful… if you can get around on one leg ,there’s lots of things you can still do… don’t put yourself down, hold your head up high, an do the best you can trusting God to lead you an guide you…I will be praying for you, God bless you abundantly !!!


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