Community Fund a FreeWheel for Steven Bodiford
"On December 27, 1988, my life changed for the livelier! My youngest son was born. Three hours later, he picked his head up and looked at me. I looked for the seat belt because I knew then and there that he'd be a full throttle kid from the get go. He was! Riding his bicycle with no training wheels at 3, soccer, baseball, mudding, hunting, fishing, water skiing, going to the beach, working as a welder and so many other activities that can't (or shouldn't) be mentioned here. But you get the picture, he never stopped! Never that is until THAT day. Steven was injured in a diving accident while celebrating a friend's birthday in August of 2012. He suffered a C5/C6 fracture and became an incomplete quadriplegic. After 3 months in Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL, Steven went to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, FL for another 5 weeks. We were in for a rude awakening when we got back to Mobile, Alabama. Due to the differences in Medicaid in Alabama versus Medicaid in Florida, and because he had no other insurance, he wasn't able to get the care or the chair he needed for almost 5 years. Steven has moved to New York because the therapy facilities available to him there specialize in spinal cord injuries where the ones in Mobile did not. He has finally been able to get the correct chair, has gotten a handicap adapted apartment, has gotten custody of his son, Brantley (who just turned 5), and is in a relationship with a wonderful woman.Steven is helping to coach Brantley's T-ball team now and has been participating in activities that have been adapted for handicapped people but, there are so many other things that would help him return to more of his normal activities. Having a Freewheel would allow Steven to be more active with Brantley and to participate in activities that he's been unable to reach because his chair couldn't get there. Please help him reach this goal!" - Betty Bryan, Steven’s mother
We at The Steadfast Foundation want to help provide Steven with a FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment BUT we need your help! As a community let us all come together to spread the word and to raise the funds needed for Steven’s FreeWheel.