Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Shot accidentally in the back, gunshot paralyzed and now I'm fighting complications from sci, spasms, pain and sores. my dreams were shot down while doing what I loved, Entrepreneur J R Lock and Key, the worst time in my life, tragic for me
I WAS SHOT IN THE BACK, PARALYZED! I was married for about 12 years when Nathan Aimes came in my shop on Oct 3 1997 around 5pm J.R. Lock & Key. I been a professional locksmith since 1986, anyway Nathan was showing us a gun he had purchased earlier from an unknown person. It went off and the bullet struck me in back entering my spinal cord at t-9. I looked my father in the eyes and said to him "I been shot". It felt like a belt tightening around my waist really tight. I though at first IM goanna die. It didn’t sink in with my family and friends at first then the gun went off again striking the showcase opposite of me. My ears were ringing from the bangs! Then my dad hollered out really loud "what the hell is going on"? I slowly started falling when my sister n law Missy came to check on me, she was sitting at the desk when it happened. Im holding the counter as I slowly fall to the floor, and then walked in my wife and three kids. The pain started from my waist and worked its way down my legs David Banks was calling 911 around that time.I remember Nick the man that shot me was still talking about football like it was business as Usual. The ambulance came and I remember thinking to myself please don’t let me be paralyzed. IM at the hospital now laying on the table in pain and crying, im not the type of person that likes to cry. I kept asking the doctors please give me something for pain. It seemed like hours before I could even communicate with anyone then the doctor gave me the bad news your paralyzed. Long story short my wife left about a year after the accident. Some people can’t handle it and it was best for both of us and the kids not arguing all the time. We get alone fine now.