DPS Trooper Daniel Shown was shot in the head 8 days before Christmas, 24 years ago in Waco, Texas. He was giving back up to a sheriff's deputy who had reported "shots fired". The deputy had been trying to persuade a drunken man to come out of the house, lay down his .22 rifle and quit shooting. Daniel ran behind a big tree and shined his flashlight at the house. The shooter fired at the light. A bullet struck Trooper Shown in the center of his forehead. Daniel had to have part of his brain removed and had complications during surgery. He lost vision in his right eye, his left arm is totally paralyzed and his left leg partially paralyzed. Daniel lived thanks to another Trooper named Ramos that opened his airways and kept him from choking to death on his own blood. Daniel owes many thanks to surgeons, doctors, nurses and many DPS officer friends. Daniel has had many struggles over the years, including an automobile accident which crushed his right knee so he had to have a total kneecap replacement. He acquired an infection due to a sponge being left in his knee during surgery and now his right leg is fused together and does not bend like it should.
Daniel is a very humble man that is in need of some assistance. He desperately needs an updated motorized wheelchair that will allow him to live more independently within his home alone. He also is in need of a handicapped accessible vehicle to transport his wheelchair to church and to his doctor's office and to the grocery store. Any help you can give is appreciated to help Daniel keep living on his own. Please feel free to donate what you can and please share this with your friends so that we can get Daniel mobile!
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