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Friends and family of Paul Murillo are raising money to help Paul walk again! Please help show your support by donating :) God bless you!!

My name is Paul Murillo and I am a 24 year old quadriplegic. I was shot 4 times at the age of 20, one week before entering boot camp for the United States Marine Corps."I never had the chance to become the Marine I was supposed to be." I was told the worst that I would not survive the first 3 months, I was told I would never speak or eat again ,never move or even feel my body and WORST of all "you will never walk again",After being placed on a vent, I was left in a nursing home to die. My brother who is in the coast guard in charleston moved me from california to south carolina to help me receive medical treatment. I have nurses that come to my home daily to work with me but they can only get me so far,I need more intensive physical therapy by trained therapists......Despite everything I was told" I am still here ,and not giving up never,its my faith that i hold on too thats keeps me going and to be honest I feel truly blessed to still be alive. The Lord gave me a second chance"...... and in him i will put my full trust......I can feel my body even move a small amount. I can talk and eat. all of this they told me wasn't possible. Where the bullet lies over the cervical spine it does not allow me to walk , or even breath on my own. If the bullet is removed I have a good chance of breathing and walking on my own once again. I am currently in search and in contact with doctors from Johns Hopkins in Maryland to see if they will be able to remove the bullet and put me in a rehabilitation program. I am wanting raise money in order to make my trip to Maryland to be evaluated by the doctors at Kennedy Krieger Institute to see if my bullet can be removed or to see what my rehabilitation potential is.I have made it this far and now I need your help to make it further........ There will be a poker run for me in Summerville, SC on June 24,2012 at 12:00pm starting at Hooters. If you would like to donate online you can do that through this website, or you could come participate in the poker run for 15$ per car and 5$ per passenger on June 24th,in case of rain the date will be July 8, 2012. The entrance fee includes your lunch. If you need additional information about the poker run please contact my brother Ralph Figueroa 832-443-7697 or email me at or 805 240-6023
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