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My name is Broderic Adams and I am paralyzed from the chest down.

This is the beginning of my story.

It all began at the age of thirteen. I started drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex. My friends and I would smoke a little bit of pot, steal a couple beers from the grown ups and if we could stand the taste, get our hands on some liquor.

By the age of sixteen I had dropped out of high school. I had become an alcoholic, was addicted to every drug I had ever laid eyes on, and had also started dealing drugs. Everything seemed great when I was high and having a good time but when I couldn’t get the alcohol or drugs, got in trouble with my parents or even worse the police, life was miserable.

My life really took a turn for the worse on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2001. After a long day of drinking and doing drugs, I decided to get behind the wheel of my vehicle and take a drive. I woke up a couple of days later in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital knocking on death’s doors. I had gotten into a severe car accident which left me with a c-5 c-6 spinal cord injury. The next three years of my life was consumed with alcohol and drugs which resulted in a two year prison sentence. My life was full of pain and tears. I had survived the car accident but had wished I was dead.

Thankfully, God had a plan…

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