Paralyzed Jaguars lineman Richard Col...

Paralyzed Jaguars lineman Richard Collier endures tough road

There are 6 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 1, 2008, titled Paralyzed Jaguars lineman Richard Collier endures tough road. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Leaning back in his bed at a rehab center in Jacksonville, Richard Collier, paralyzed from the waist down and missing one leg, recalled the night his life changed forever.

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RedSoxSteelersSu ns

Gaithersburg, MD

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Wishing Mr. Collier well with his continued rehab, and hoping he can live as full a life as possible.

“Ravens SUCK!”

Since: Mar 08

Baltimore, MD

#2 Dec 2, 2008
Your in our thoughts Collier. Keep your head up. Get well soon!:)
mr jones

Moscow, Russia

#3 Dec 2, 2008
i would like to hear more about how he got in the situation he was in.
JHB

New York, NY

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Richard-
All the best in the future. I'm a big-time Jags fan- and you sir, will forever be a Jaguar.
-J
davrilg

Orlando, FL

#5 Dec 5, 2008
wishing you the best, stay strong. there's a lot more to life, even if evil people have stolen your dream. STAY STRONG.
Tyrone Hinton

Durham, NC

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Hey Richard(and I mean no disrespect by calling you by your first name). I just finished viewing your case which was on "In session", court tv. I have been following it all last week and today. I hope I don't come across as being intrusive. Man, I identify totally with you, See, I too am a guy who lives his life from a wheelchair or laying in my bed. I understand your thoughts and feelings of uncertainty, but yet, a resounding determination to continue celebrating and living your life to the fullest. I so encourage you to continue getting yourself back out there and to cease every opportunity, when you have enough physical strength to do so, to help others man. For some reason our God allowed all this to happen. In life, as we mature, we discover that this whole thing called life is bigger than just our personal worlds man. Sometimes it's for others with whom our life paths cross.

See, Richard, I totally relate to you because we walk in similar shoes. I too am wheelchair bound and have had both legs amputated. I am paralysed from my waist down. I can related to the everyday physical challenges that you deal with, the personal "extras" that you have to do just to prepare yourself to go out to the store or the mall man, the energy exerted just to get out of bed, the needing of assistance from others, the dependence upon others for things you are use to doing yourself but yet desiring to hold on to as much independence as possible. Those private issues that have to be handled as a man....I feel you bruh, more than you know. I have chosen to approach life with a similar outlook as you have. When I viewed your court case on tv, my heart went out to you immediately bruh, because I truly understand. Unfortunately, I am not able to touch as many people as you are, but I try everyday to do what I can do to help others over the phone, from my bed-side.

Again, I encourage you to keep your head up and handle your business man! I am too very proud of how you handled yourself and how you obviously still do. Thank you soooo much for representing yourself and your family in an upstanding and dignified manner bruh. Viewing your demeanor each time I saw you in court, both encouraged me and inspired me. If at any time you just need another person to add to your support system, I'd be honored man. God is helping both of us through life man, He is Faithful. I know you must have a strong family and strong support system, unlike myself, as I am mostly going through my transition since March 09' alone, but you can always contact me here on facebook or at [email protected] for whatever reason man, it doesn't even matter. I mean that man, real talk!

You have been and still are a very blessed brutha, as am I. Take care bruh....

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