You guys have to check this website out. It’s a charity for Veterans that have been forgotten, imagine that, and this organization raises money to buy these track chairs and other rehabilitation equipment for severely injured veterans.
Here is the front page of that website that explains what they do.
Bill Reiley is auctioning off his Hog for this charity and he signed it. There is a surprise celebrity who signed the other side of the Hog.
They are selling Presidential posters all signed for $25 dollar donations.
You only qualify for one of these bikes if you are a Veteran. I wonder if either of Xzavier’s parents are Veterans? I’m going to ask Valetta and I’ll let everyone know if this can happen for him. I heard him say in the radio interview that he likes to go outside and play.
These websites were created to get donations for this family and Valetta’s campaign. All I want is for X to have the best day that he can possible have.
How many of you readers would love to see X rolling around in this bad boy? Well, you can donate directly to his mother for the wheelchair accessible van upgrade they so desperately need and for an All Terrain Wheelchair to put X in.
I vote yes for raising money to get this track chair for Xzavier Davis-Bilbo.
Valetta is holding a Rally for Awareness this Saturday on the corner where this happened, North street and 10th Street in Milwaukee, WI.
You can meet X, his mom and sister at one o’ clock and they go on a benefit walk. Valetta is offering red X pins, motorcycle patches, and t-shirts. If you cannot make it to Milwaukee, you can donate in person at any Educator’s Credit Union nationwide or you can send a care package to
PO Box 06061
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Friend Valetta on Facebook
If you friend Valetta and you want to donate to the care of Xzavier or the campaign against Distracted Driving, I think she is set up with Paypal through her email.
‘Don’t text for X’
And God Bless all of you for your support.
This event was rained out on October 12, 2013. Valetta told me that it was a wonderful get-together for all of her family and some close friends, but I could tell she was dissapointed. You can donate on-line to Valetta’s campaign and to the X-Man Foundation here;
He’s only nine years old, but he’s been through more already than most of us will ever go through.
Here are the cliff notes;
- His momma put him in front of the Green Bay Packers game as an infant.
- He could call plays by the time he was three.
- He took control of the remote early on for what was known as ‘the Packers search’ because that’s the only reason he wanted control of the remote.
- When he was five years old one second changed his entire life.
- For these details read ‘the Story of X’ at
- He underwent seven operations in succession to save his life.
- He lost the use of his legs and his left lung.
- He later underwent two additional surgeries.
- He was hospitalized for many moons.
- His mother Valetta Bradford owns her home and modified it so she can keep her son in the home vs. his being institutionalized.
- Lawyers became necessary for the negotiations with the Insurance company. The driver who hit X only had $100 K dollars coverage.
- His mother Valetta only received $25 K dollars to care for all of her son’s medical needs and supplies that will be required for the entire life of her son unless by some miracle Xzavier can once again breathe on his own and walk again.
- Valetta used the money to replumb her home to accommodate Xzavier’s bathing needs.
- Valetta also obtained a wheelchair accessible van and a wheel chair lift for her son.
- Valetta trained to become a trachea nurse so she can be Xzavier’s primary care taker.
- They grieve.
- They move on as a family into the future, mom Valetta Bradford, daughter Aurie Parris, and son Xzavier Davis-Bilbo.
- Valetta secured a Super Nurse for X.
- Valetta offers to speak at the schools and colleges against this Distracted Driving assaults that are terrorizing pedestrians, other motorists, and the Amish.
- Local news NBC’s TJN4 took notice and ran some stories on Valetta’s campaign.
- Werner Herzog takes notice and AT&T sponsors a PSA featuring Valetta and X.
- Werner Herzog decides to make a documentary inspired by Valetta and Xzavier.
- That Lady down in Texas saw the PSA and started making these websites promoting Xzavier and his family in order to counter-act the websites she found using the PSA to promote racism.
- Xzavier, Valetta, Aurie, and Super Nurse are invited to Hollywood for the red carpet premiere of ‘From One Second to the Next’ by Werner Herzog.
- Valetta and crew return home from Hollywood feeling a little down. It takes a lot to tell and re-tell this story. They make this look easy.
- As the faces of Distracted Driving these three carry on in their every day lives and continue to toil away after other leads that will advance this campaign ‘Don’t text for X’.
- There is always something needing to be done.
- Valetta and her family were robbed not once, but twice.
- Nothing knocks them off their course.
- The documentary ‘From One Second to the Next’ will be distributed to 40K schools this Fall.
- Soon a lot of 12 year olds are going to descend upon their parents and ask them to wait, ‘It Can Wait’, they will say all because of X and his awesome mom and sister.
- The ‘It Can Wait’ campaign fizzles away slowly and the PSA slots on TV are discontinued. The documentary was not promoted as promised and no activity is generated by the attention of 40K schools. The websites are ready to receive but no teacher or student ever visited through a Google search.
- Months later some guy stole Shi Shi, Xzavier’s service dog, from their yard.
- Local Milwaukee news stations rally around Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford pleading for the return of her son’s service dog. Shi Shi is trained to open doors and retrieve objects for Xzavier. If his respirator sounds an alarm, Shi Shi will retrieve his caretakers who have to visit kitchens and restrooms from time to time.
- Mystery woman Lynette turns Shi Shi into MADACC, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Committee due to the efforts of the Milwaukee news stations in their attempts to recover Shi Shi. It’s a miracle. Shi Shi is Xzavier’s best friend come home.
- Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee sends over an invitation for Valetta to pick out which day will be ‘Xzavier Day’.
- Valetta picks October 11th of 2014 so that ‘Xzavier Day’ can be added to her annual ‘Walk for Awareness’ event that educates drivers to the dangers of distracted driving with an emphasis on texting.
- The wheelchair accessible van finally breaks down for the last time. The wheelchair lift to the home is also close to breaking down. Someone has to hold it steady from the ground whenever Xzavier is lifted up or down.
- ‘Xzavier Day’ is a success however donations do not cover the entire cost of the event so rather than raising funds to cover the expenses and get Xzavier a new wheelchair accessible van which is what Valetta and volunteers at The X-Man Foundation were hoping for, Valetta had some out of pocket expenses hosting the event that put some of her bills in past due status.
- Valetta made a few appearances without X at schools and colleges and a few local events in Milwaukee. Aurie went with Valetta to one event. Xzavier has to ride the bus and cannot easily get to these appearances.
- Xzavier is invited to a Milwaukee’s Admirals v. Chicago Wolves hockey game and is given the place of honor on the program reserved for first responders and military personnel. The ‘Don’t text 4 X’ booth is located inside near the main entrance.
- Xzavier was taken to the Admirals game by a special charter bus.
- Valetta contracts a company to replace the wheelchair lift to her home. It is now safe for Xzavier to come and go.
- The X-Man Foundation gets a couple of new volunteers for the campaign ‘Don’t text 4 X’. We are still looking for sponsors. These are all women who really just try to keep Valetta strong in her fight to keep her son at home and to bring awareness to drivers everywhere that there are consequences to using phones from behind the wheel. Xzavier has a severe medical routine everyday because of a text that read ‘I’m on my way’.