Thursday, August 22, 2013

Proud To Be A 2 Sport Cat

It was a true honor and awesome experience  to play under and soon to be Hall of Fame Coaches at Kansas States University.

Lonnie Kruger-88'-90' Basketball #32 
 Bill Snyder- 90' Football #48

I would like to thank Mark Janssen for the awesome article in the link below.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 Smith Classic Basketball Fundraiser

8-17-13 Smith Classic

I would like to thank family and friends that supported the 1st Smith Classic Basketball Fundraiser.  Your donations, gifts, and words of encouragement are appreciated more than you know.

Thanks again! Love you all.

PS more photo's coming soon!

Video Clips of Friends & Family at 1st Smith Classic

2013 Pepsi Fundraiser
5-17-13 Pepsi Fundraiser
Like To Thank My Pepsi Family had an Fundraiser Event, consist of Raffle Tickets and Rockstar Cooler for prize. The Fundraiser was a huge success helping with home modifications: floors, showers and expanding doorways. 
Thanks Again ! To All My Co-workers who supported me.
                                Plant Manager, Frank Mays
                              Receiving Money & Rockstar Cooler
                             Enjoying Cake
                              Pat Scott & Kevin Harris

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thank God For Every Day

I remember saying " Thank God It's Friday", but during my Journey it changed to Thank God For Every Day. DEVIL IF YOU ONLY KNEW...WHAT I WAS GONNA BE...AFTER THE STORM...YOU WOULDN'T HAVE EVEN BOTHERED ME!!!! YEAH!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Proud to be part of a Winning Tradition

Kansas State University is one of only four schools in the BCS era to win these three conference titles in the same season.


Photo: Welcome to Title Town! As we celebrate our sesquicentennial this year, we're making even more history. Kansas State University is one of only four schools in the BCS era to win these three conference titles in the same season. Info:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

"Although life has changed life is still abundent" by Jerry Traylor

My Journey

Greetings!  Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers.  Many of you are visiting my blog because you've heard about my situation.  This site exists because of caring and concerned people like you.  Many of you have asked for a platform to donate; so, we have put together this blog.

To clarify my situation, I went in for a routine meniscus surgery on 8-2-12.   After an unusually extended amount of time on crutches and then a walker.  Doctors later discovered on 1-23-13 that I had a herniated disc in a very unusual part of my spinal cord.  After visiting with several surgeons they recommended removing the disc because it was pressing on my spinal cord which affected my lower body functions.

Doctors moved forward with surgery on 2-25-13.  After surgery I had no feeling waist down.  I was a paraplegic.  I was released from hospital after 35 days of extensive rehabilitation.   Today I am bound to a wheelchair.   I had to have my home modified to accommodate my new reality.  There are so many people to thank for contributing to these improvements.  I am forever grateful.  With the mounting medical bills your assistance has been a true blessing.

I am presently in physical therapy several times a week to build my strength and learn to do things that I used to take for granted.  While my situation was indeed unexpected and is unfortunate, I have embraced it.  God is truly at work in my situation and my life.  With that said, I ABSOULUTELY plan to walk again!  My focus has been Faith, Family, Friends and Fitness!

Thank you again for your encouragement, your continued prayers and (if you feel led) your gifts.

Love you all, stay blessed!

Billy Ray