FRIENDS of VICTOR WRIGHT
Victor Wright in 1979.
Victor with his Mom today...Still going strong!
Victor Wright's life changed forever during a football game on a Friday afternoon in the fall of 1976, when the John Muir High School sophomore fullback went after a St. Francis High School defensive back following an interception. As he describes it, "if felt like a bolt of lightning hit me, then there was numbness."
Life has not been the same ever since for Victor, who, at 50, already has beaten the odds of survival among quadriplegics, thanks to a loving family, his faith in God, and a strong commitment to live his life with dignity and meaning.
Despite being paralyzed from the neck down, Victor has accomplished much in the past 25 years. In 1979, he was named one of the outstanding seniors in his graduating class. In 1989, he earned an associate degree from Los Angeles City College.
Finding a career has been difficult for Victor, given his physical limitations. But if success were measured by determination and heart, he would top any candidate list.
In recent years Victor's financial situation has grown more perilous. His mother and principal caregiver, Dorothy Wright, has experienced poor health, placing a strain on his family to provide daily care.
This newspaper article tells more of Victor's story: Pasadena Star News, January 15, 2001.
You can now join Victor on Facebook.
MEDIA COVERAGE OF VICTOR
VICTOR ORDAINED AS A MINISTER -- FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Victor was ordained to the ministry on February 24, 2013, by the Association of Fundamental Ministers and Churches in a ceremony at Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Altadenablog's story for more information.
GOLF TOURNAMENT HELD TO BENEFIT VICTOR -- JUNE 29, 2001
On June 29, 2001, a benefit golf tournament was held on Victor's behalf at Pasadena's Brookside Golf Course. We had 70 golfers and raised nearly $3,500 for Victor. More importantly, we really brightened his spirits and have set the wheels in motion to make this an annual event. For local news coverage of this event, click here.
HOW TO HELP VICTOR:
You can send a donation directly to Victor at this address:
Checks should be made out to "Victor Wright."
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