Nothing ever stays the same…

March 16, 1997 is the date when my life was drastically changed; everything turned upside down in the world that I knew at the time. A horrible accident left me, a 15-year-old kid, facing a scary possibility of being a paraplegic who would be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of my life.

I didn’t want to hear those words, and was convinced that God had other plans for me, although I must admit, I was not sure what those plans would be.

In reality, no one knows what the next day will bring. While things looked gloomy at that time, something down deep in my spirit convinced me that brighter days were ahead.

At this writing, I live a productive life free of a wheelchair; have a beautiful wife and a young family and travel throughout as a motivational speaker. As I try to piece the entire puzzle together, I’m convinced that there is a purpose for everything. The Bible reminds us that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. You see, I believe that I am God’s purpose and that He is my purpose.

When you finish reading my story, I believe you will agree.

One thought on “Nothing ever stays the same…

  1. Hey Shane!
    I am currently two months post injury from breaking my t4 vertebrae and becoming a paraplegic in a motocross accident. I came across your video on youtube and have truly found a lot of hope and strength from your words on a rather tough day for me. I have just returned home from my therapy at shepherd center and although I have gained the ability to completely take care of myself, I still have not seen any physical progress. At times it is really hard for me to see God, and being in an age were things happen s0 fast, it has been really difficult for me to realize that my injury will not be healed next week. So, I just wanted to say thank you for the boost of inspiration! God has a wonderful plan for me and he definitely guided me to find your story on a day when I needed that “boost”!
    -Nick (17)

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