Saturday, August 10, 2013

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

11 comments:

  1. Praises to our God for all his many blessing.It is with prayers and support from family and friends.
    To Billy it is my prayer that God still has his hands on u.I worked with Billy and it does my heart good when i see my patients going on.Billy u hold ur head up and keep pressing on.I love ya bruh and im steady praying for ya

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    1. Thanks for being there for me when family couldn't make to hospital.

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  2. Billy,
    I want to thank you for the motivation that you gave me today about your life. I know that God is good and there are times when he sends us people to remind us of just how good he is. To hear your story has reminded me of what I need to be doing for my Dad that is bounded to a wheel chair as well. You both have been fighting this battle for a year now but your not where you were a year ago. I needed the talk you gave me today cousin. I am motivated to get back on Daddy to be motivated to walk again. Thank you for your story and your faith has kicked my faith up a knotch. I love you and please just tell me what to do and I am there. Made love for you Nisey Turner (Wilson)

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    1. Family, Friends & Faith, enough said, see you soon cousin.

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  3. God's promises may seem small often to what you're facing....but your seed of faith will out grow you're circumstances...Do you have the patience to wait on you're grace of deliverance??..Billy, the greatest measure of a man of is IN his LEVEL of surrender!!!! You don't have to surrender to anything are anybody..just surrender to God...Winfred Mapps(kru)

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    1. My Man KRU, Thanks for your encouragement, stay blessed.

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  4. Praying for you daily
    Love ya
    Nisey

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  5. Hello, Billy,
    I am a friend of Denise's and she was telling me about your ordeal and how you are dealing with it. I am so impressed and encouraged by your Faith and your determination, and how your positive attitude is affecting other people such as Denise dealing with her father. I'll be praying for you and for Denise's father!! Keep looking up, 'cause that's where it all is!!!

    God Bless You,
    Rebecca Milam

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  6. Billy,
    I work with Denise at the City of Garland and was in the car with her when she was speaking with you yesterday. She had such an emotional response to your conversation that when she told us about your blog I wanted to read it. As I read each word all I could think about was Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” I believe whole-heartedly that Christ is giving you strength in all aspects of life: spiritually, emotionally and physically. You will come through this time and be an encouragement to all who know you. He will use your witness for His glory!
    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

    Blessings,
    Jennie Clark

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    1. Thank you and Amen to the bible scriptures.

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