Valetta posted this picture today on Facebook. She wrote ‘Getting X ready for school after our morning PT. What’s cool is that he just looks like he’s hanging out waiting on the bus like any other kid. Well guess what, he is. That’s mama’s goal for him to feel like any other kid!’
Xzavier Davis-Bilbo was struck inside the confounds of the Lee Elementary School crosswalk in Milwaukee by a distracted driver. The text said, “I’m on my way.” No one has ever heard from that woman again. She was fined $160 dollars for what she did to X.
I am that Lady down in Texas and I long for the day when neighbors would be pitching in and rallying around this mom who just wants to make everyday the best day she can make it for her son who was attacked so violently. Xzavier lost the use of his legs and his left lung.
Unfortunately, the reality is very different than the one I envision. Last winter I read on Facebook that Valetta had to shovel snow in the early morning hour just to clear a path in the back alley which was stated as the only way to get X on the bus to school.
I asked Valetta if the neighbors ever helped and she said they would wave to her on those mornings.
I’ve been volunteering for a few years now and all of the fundraising events have been underwhelming. I just do not get this.
People I actually know on my social medias do not respond at all to the articles in this campaign ‘Don’t text 4 X’. I would even go as far to say that everyone I know uses a cell phone from behind the wheel.
For the record, I have NEVER used a cell phone while driving and I never will. I rarely hear anyone make this statement and the reason for this is that 99% of the drivers still use their phones behind the wheel. Professional drivers use cell phones behind the wheel. All the cops have computers mounted on their dashboards next to the steering wheels.
And that’s the reality of the day. Written on May 15th of 2015, the day the world lost BB King.
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