Follow this link to sign our petition;

http://wh.gov/lmYYn

We need 100K views for White House administration recognition. If we get 150 signatures our petition will be posted on the White House website and I checked, the competition is not that much. We could easily be the first petition regular folks are likely to sign.

Here it is again, the link to the petition;

http://wh.gov/lmYYn

For those of you who wish to donate to this campaign but finances are tight, please donate a few minutes of your time to this cause.  Right now the reins of this campaign are in the hands of those companies providing the phones.  That is not enough.  We need our government to recognize that distracted driving is killing us and Xzavier should be held up by the White House Administration for the drivers of this nation to realize this distracted driving needs to stop.

‘Don’t text for X’.

He survived, now what?

Posted: November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Xzavier Davis was crossing the street and then he was struck by such force it ripped him from his 13 year old sister’s hand and drug him twenty yards away.  This force was a distracted driver. He was carrying a scooter and they say that scooter, the way he was holding it, saved his life in the blow because it took the brunt of the impact.  He survived.  He lost the use of his legs and his left lung.  He is in a wheelchair and on a respirator.  He is seriously damaged and this cost serious money.  The woman who hit Xzavier with her car was texting at the time of the collision.  She wasn’t even in her own lane.  Her boyfriend showed up at the scene of the crime and had a screaming fit “I told you not to text when you drive, you do this all the time, now look what you did to these people’s baby.”  Xzavier was five years old.

The insurance money is gone.  After the medical bills Valetta was given $25,000. dollars to care for Xzavier for the rest of his life.  She used the money to replumb her house  so she can bathe her son and she bought a second hand wheelchair accessible van and a lift for her house that she owned before this happened.  She had to quit her manager position in corporate America and take up her post as Xzavier’s head nurse.  She has had to follow resource leads for every  little thing to help her care for her son down to the special cream he needs so his skin won’t break down.  This prevents bed sores.

She has to undergo the agony of siphoning his ventilator periodically. She has to take care of his every bodily function.  And she does it all with a smile on her face.

Send your love and help and support today.

Valetta Bradford
PO Box 06061
Milwaukee, WI 53206

Friend Valetta on Facebook

http://facebook.com/valettabradford

If you friend Valetta and you want to donate to the care of Xzavier or the campaign against Distracted Driving,

you have to tell her.  She may be set up to receive donations through her personal email through PayPal by now.  You can also donate in person at any Educator’s Credit Union nationwide.  Be sure you are donating to the X-Man Foundation in care of Valetta Bradford.

Valetta started the X-Man Foundation.  This is a non-profit organization federally recognized.

I saw one of these all-terrain wheelchairs at the courthouse in Austin, TX. I freelance paralegal work from time to time, so I keep one toe in the legal community.  It was really cool.

The lady in the chair was older and had a crippling disability but there she was in front of the courthouse balanced on two wheels with the front two wheels of the chair up in the air and she was playing a game on a hand held device.

“I wish Xzavier had one of those.” I told my client.  I had already chatted her up about Xzavier and the X files and the importance that these kids stop using their phones while on the road.

Then I found the Independence group that is helping disabled Veterans get All Terrain Wheelchairs.  It makes a difference to them.  They can have freedom to go outside and play wherever, not just on the sidewalks or parked in the grass.  These chairs enhance the experience of the outdoors and thus, the feeling of being alive and the feeling of independence, “I can go anywhere!”

I brought this up with Valetta and she said they have a more immediate need to get a new wheelchair accessible van.  The one they are in now is not running so good and Xzavier hits his head coming and going on the ceiling of the van.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is paralyzed from a distracted driver and restricted from following his football dreams.

People, we have power.  If you have been following the Story of X, they call him X, and you wish that Xzavier had one of these All Terrain Wheelchairs too, donate directly to Valetta.

http://contactvaletta.wordpress.com

Valetta Bradford
PO Box 06061
Milwaukee, WI 53206

Friend Valetta on Facebook

http://facebook.com/valettabradford

You can send money to her post office box or you can donate in person at any Educator’s Credit Union nationwide. Tell them you want to donate to the X-Man Foundation in care of Valetta Bradford.

Or you can donate on-line through Valetta’s YouCaring fundraiser page.  YouCaring.com is a site we are trying out for the first time.  It was easy to post the information on their site and they are set up for an automatic connection to either WePay or PayPal.  We chose WePay because PayPal was not helpful to Valetta when she called in, however they did help her set up PayPal through her private email if you prefer to donate by contacting Valetta directly.  Just friend her on facebook and then ask her to send you an email.  Here is the link to donate on line through YouCaring;

https://www.youcaring.com/other/give-xzavier-an-all-terrain-wheelchair/130465

Halloween for the Mighty X-Man

Posted: October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Valetta emailed me on Thursday and told me about the two appearances she had planned for Friday, the next day on October 25th.  I asked her if they have any plans for Halloween but I haven’t heard back on that.  Since I have the mask pictures of X and this one of Aurie I wanted to share this with all of you.

Happy Halloween.

THIS EVENT WAS RAINED OUT AND BECAME A FAMILY GET TOGETHER ONLY.  VALETTA SOUNDED UPBEAT ABOUT THAT, BUT I COULD TELL SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED.  UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2013.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12, 2013

The X-Man Foundation presents its third annual benefit walk.  The walk begins at the corner of 10th and North in Milwaukee, WI. 53206.  The hours are between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The X-Man Rally against Distracted Driving falls on or near the anniversary of that one second that took X-man’s future into the restricted zone and we are asking for your participation in order to lift some of these restrictions.  Your donations go to the care of Xzavier Davis-Bilbo and to promote his family’s campaign against Distracted Driving with an emphasis on texting.

T-shirts, motorcycle patches, and red X pins will be available at the Benefit Rally and are available on-line by request for a donation.

You can also donate in person at any Educator’s Credit Union nationwide.  Make sure you are donating to the X-Man Foundation in care of Valetta Bradford.

http://contactvaletta.wordpress.com

As always we appreciate your support and your attention to the road.   God Bless.

'Don't text for X' red pins designed by Valetta Bradford copyright 2013

Click on the link below to see Valetta and Xzavier Davis-Bilbo interviewed for their campaign against Distracted Driving with an emphasis on texting.

http://www.todaystmj4.com/multimedia/videos/?bctid=2632944481001

Click on the link above to see Valetta and Xzavier Davis-Bilbo interviewed for their campaign against Distracted Driving with an emphasis on texting.

Valetta Bradford, Xzavier Davis-Bilbo, and Aurie Parris on the red carpet of the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next'

Valetta Bradford is so put together.  She makes it look so easy like they just stopped in at the News Station to tell their story.  Like she hasn’t pulled herself out of hell to get an important message to you about life or death consequences in regards to this texting and driving insistence.

She always dresses her son so well and he is a handsome young man.  Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is only eight years old in this interview

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo meets girls at the airport on his way to the red carpet premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' by acclaimed director Werner Herzog.

It’s hard to believe X, they call him X, is just in the third grade.  Someone asked Valetta about his weight on Facebook and she said 155 lbs at age eight.

My grandson and his friends are really impressed by this.  My grandson plays Little League football and he wants to be a linebacker.

Xzavier had this same dream.  He started watching the Green Bay Packers when he was just a baby.  When other mothers were sitting their babies in front of Sesame Street, Valetta was sitting her baby X,  in front of the Green Bay Packers and it was love at first sight.

the Green Bay Packers is Xzavier Davis-Bilbo's favorite football team.

By the time he was four, he could call plays.

Then in one second all that was gone.  Xzavier’s future was taken by force into the restricted zone.

So yeah, Valetta makes this look easy but there is nothing easy about it.  Valetta has no choice but to go to a school and/or a college or anywhere where someone will listen to her campaign because this insanity has to end and there’s no use sitting around and moping about what could have been.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo wears mask to the first day of school.  He's paralyzed and going into the third grade.

Xzavier has no choice but to be brave.  He’s very brave.  And because of his strong mother he is on the front lines of this thing that is killing us.  Xzavier survived for a reason.  We still have you X-Man.

Valetta is working towards getting a sponsorship for her campaign against Distracted Driving from the Green Bay Packers, this would make Xzavier’s day, and in the meantime she speaks at high schools and colleges.  She makes this look easy but nothing about this that has been easy.

‘Don’t text for X’.

the Day after ‘One Second’

Posted: August 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
Werner Herzog at the premiere for 'one second to the next' featuring Xzavier Davis-Bilbo, Aurie Parris, Valetta Bradford, Debbie, Matthew, Chandler

Werner Herzog at the premiere for ‘One Second to the Next’.

Werner Herzog directed the documentary ‘From One Second to the Next’ and the major phone companies sponsored Valetta Bradford and her family with X-man’s super nurse out to Hollywood for the red carpet premiere.

They were wined and dined in true Hollywood style.  They stayed at the London Hotel and X-man really enjoyed the room service.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo enjoys a continental breakfast at the London hotel in Hollywood on the day of the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' by acclaimed German director Werner Herzog Xzavier Davis Bilbo enjoys a continental breakfast at the London Hotel in Hollywood the day of the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' by acclaimed German director Werner Herzog.

But the family has come back to the little modest home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They still live next to that dreadful corner that changed their entire lives.

And they still have to live with the consequences of that woman who decided that watching for pedestrians was something she couldn’t concern herself with.

So I am asking you to help change things for this family.  Valetta is set up with a PayPal account via her personal email and you can go to her facebook page and tell her you would like to make a donation.

http://facebook.com/valettabradford