SHEA helping crippled man to walk again


ERIC Shepherd was left crippled after an accident in February but his fortune is about to change as the SHEA Foundation takes on the task of arranging treatment for him overseas. According to the SHEA foundation, Shepherd’s vehicle hit a utility pole when he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle which was speeding towards him in the wrong direction.

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While trying to avoid the collision, the man hastily maneuvered his car to also avoid hitting pedestrians in his path.

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“Thankfully, none of the pedestrians was hurt but Eric suffered disastrous injuries which left him paralysed from below his waist. He is unable to move his lower body and has developed bedsores and other complications due to his immobility,” said SHEA. Eric, his wife Charmaine, and their little girl Kaylee are now struggling in many ways since Eric now requires care all day.

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Charmaine wants to see Eric walk again and she wants Kaylee to enjoy her father’s company. She has made a heart-wrenching plea to SHEA for her beloved husband and although SHEA has pledged to primarily assist pediatric patients, we are moved by this young family and we want to assist them in ensuring that Eric receives much-needed medical care,” said the organisation.

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SHEA believes that there is hope for Shepherd and he may even walk again but not without proper medical treatment.

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The organisation has accepted the man’s case and has already secured medical treatment for him in the Caribbean including travel, housing and daily meals

Donations towards this and other worthy causes can be made on the organisation’s website at http://savinghandsemergencyaid.org/ericshepherd.