FRIENDS of VICTOR WRIGHT




Victor Wright in 1979.
Victor with his Mom today...Still going strong!

ABOUT VICTOR  

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

God's Not Done Yet: Muir Hall of Famer Victor Wright Ordained Sunday, Altadenablog (February 25, 2013)
Altadena Resident and Past Hometown Football Hero Honored (April 17, 2011)

Muir alums celebrate Victor Wright (April 17, 2011)
Portrait of Bravery (April 14, 2011)
Victor receives honorary varsity letter (October 17, 2009)
"A Helping Hand," Pasadena Weekly (April 23, 2008)
"Muir alumni pay tribute to paralyzed former football star," Pasadena Weekly (Jan. 11, 2007)
Pasadena Star News (Jan. 8, 2007)
Los Angeles Times (Dec. 30, 2006)


Victor is a founding member of Family of Friends International, a non-profit Christian charitable organization. Click here for Victor's text and audio message about the group.


VICTOR ORDAINED AS A MINISTER -- FEBRUARY 24, 2013


A photo of Rev. Victor Wright (center) at his ordination, with Muir classmates (l to r) Mark Zea, Frank Carrino and David Rutherford.  

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.

VICTOR JOINS THE JMHS HALL OF FAME -- APRIL 26, 2007


The John Muir High School Class of 1979 proudly salutes Victor as its second inductee to the John Muir High School Hall of Fame.


VICTOR WRIGHT NIGHT -- JANUARY 18, 2007

Victor Wright Night took place successfully on Jan. 18, 2007 at the John Muir High School auditorium.


At left, Victor Wright and his mother, Mrs. Wright, at Victor Wright Night.

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:

Victor Wright
3379 N. Glenrose Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Checks should be made out to "Victor Wright."  


For more information, contact David Rutherford at davruth60@msn.com

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