Josh Rivers

On August 7, 2012, in Daily Life, by Phillip Ashton

I was totally gonna write about what I said I was, but this is way to touching to my heart and I would love to see Josh Rivers dream come true! The determination this boy has to walk again and his story had me balling like a baby, I have to thank my best friend Jake Woods for posting about Josh on his Facebook page. Here is Josh’s story and what happened as well as links to donate to help make him walk again at 100%, so lets please please please make Josh’s wish come true and donate and help this adorable boy.

My name is Josh Rivers I was the victim of a random shooting a year and a half ago that left me paralyzed from the waist down and killed my best friend. I have been recovering slowly but don’t have the medical assistance and physical therapy I need. I created a YouTube fundraiser video in hopes of getting enough donations to be able to buy a device for my leg to help me walk again.

Josh’s local news interview can be seen here: http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Random-Shooting-Victim-Hopes-to-Walk-Again-and-Inspire-Others-164691896.html

The device is called the Bioness L300 Plus, it straps onto my leg and uses electrical stimulation to activate the nerves and muscles to help me move my leg and foot. This device costs about $7000. Having this device would change my entire world…. not only does it help me walk much easier, but it also over time repairs the nerves and will allow me to be able to move my leg and foot on my own eventually. It will also help to relieve my chronic back pain which I have now because the bullet is still in my spine. Doctors are afraid to try and remove it because it might cause more damage.

I really appreciate you’re donations! If you cant donate, all I ask is that you spread the word around to other people! Thank you all so much!

Josh your dedication to walk again and to others who have been a victim to the same situation is just an inspiration to me and I know to many others, you have definitely won my heart and I’m going to help you as much as I can cause I believe in you and I wanna see you walking again. I’m hope you meet your goal in the 118 days you have, and I wanna do everything to make you meet your goal.

Josh’s info if you would like to chat with him.

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xoxoxo

Phillip Ashton

 

2 Responses to Josh Rivers

  1. JAKE says:

    Aww Love it!!

  2. Thomas says:

    I will share your link… feel free to share mine! We have a common purpose!

    http://thomasajohnston.com/2012/08/08/wanting-to-do-some-good/

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