Don’t Take Anything for Granted!

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Don’t Take Anything for Granted!

A couple days ago my family and I visited the 16 year old son (I’ll call him Matt) of a close family friend in the hospital who was hit by a car while crossing

Don’t Take Anything for Granted!

A couple days ago my family and I visited the 16 year old son (I’ll call him Matt) of a close family friend in the hospital who was hit by a car while crossing the street. Matt suffered broken bones and a damaged spine. The damage to his spine has made him a quadriplegic.

As I starred at Matt, I realized that I could have easily been his situation. When I was 16 years old I too was hit by a car while crossing the street. I recall when I was hit by the car, the first thoughts that came in my mind was I would die or be paralyzed. Luckily I only suffered broken bones.

Meeting Matt for the first time, I felt an intense sorrow for him. Anytime I would hear of someone becoming a quadriplegic, I would think to myself it has to be one of the worst misfortunes a person could encounter. I recalled the life of Christopher Reeves.

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Barring a miracle, Matt will miss out on so much of what life has to offer. I can’t imagine the physical and mental pain a quadriplegic must encounter. His parents will have to take care of him most likely for the rest of his life and will encounter a huge financial impact.

His parents will have to modify their home, purchase a new vehicle to transport Matt and his equipment, purchase a special wheel chair and bed, lifting equipment to get him in and out of bed, a respirator that helps him breathe, not to mention the medical bills.

When I was hit by the car about 25 years ago I learned at an early age how quickly life can change. I often think about all the people who were killed as a result of 9/11. They got up that morning thinking that day would be like any other, only to find out that it was their last day.

It’s imperative that we appreciate what we have and be cognitive not to take anything for granted because within seconds it can be taken away.

I will be praying for Matt and his family!

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