‘Xzavier Day’ Updates

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo received a Citation of Honor from the State of Wisconsin and a proclamation of 'Xzavier Day' from Mayor Tom Barrett

‘Xzavier Day’ was an important event!

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo received a Citation from the State of Wisconsin and a Proclamation from the Mayor of Milwaukee.

We picked up a few extra Facebook friends and possible future advocates in the ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign.

The fundraiser after event expenses was hardly worth the effort it took  but that is not why Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford hosts this event every year on or near the anniversary of her son’s serious injuries.  Valetta says she never wants anything like this to happen to another child.  She understands how important her son is in this fight to stop the senseless injuries and fatalities linked to distracted driving.  I believe the Story of X is the most powerful tool we have at this time to give drivers pause before continuing on in a determined course of distracted driving and we both put an emphasis on the texting aspect,

‘Don’t text for X’.

These pictures of X blew me away.  This photograph was taken of Xzavier during Mayor Tom Barrett’s address;

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo listens to Mayor Tom Barrett's proclamation of 'Xzavier Day!' and he also received a citation from the State of Wisconsin

A picture says a thousand words and the expression on Xzavier’s face shows he is wise beyond his nine years of age.

Valetta and Xzavier’s next event is another community outreach  on October 25th.  Click this link below for details;

http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2014/10/17/communities-coming-together-to-save-lives/

So a quick recap on things with this family;

  • the wheelchair lift is still inoperable
  • the van the lift is on finally went kapoot (Valetta says she still drove it on errands when Xzavier’s nurse was on duty)
  • this means this mother and son duo have had to resort to public transportation
  • taking public transportation cuts down on how many drivers they can take their campaign to
  • the funds raised during the event didn’t cover all the expenses of hosting the event
  • that means this event was an out of pocket expense for this single mom and advocate working to keep you safer
  • Valetta and X will still carry on this campaign because one day the support will come
  • It’s just meant to be, I know it,  Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is important
  • this Lady down in Texas will continue to volunteer for The X-Man Foundation  (I do it because I want all of you safe)
  • It is a struggle to keep this campaign alive at the end of the day after everyone goes home
  • Xzavier remains paralyzed and dependent upon a strict health regimen and a respirator to keep him alive
  • Valetta still has to run her household and provide extensive nursing care to her son
  • Xzavier has to continue to be a good sport about all of this and he continues to do his very best, he offers his best to us
  • It’s about time someone out there will offer their best to Xzavier.

Two days after ‘Xzavier Day’ our new Facebook friend Cindy gave Xzavier the most wonderful gift!

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo receives a gift of a new X-Box from Cindy a volunteer at The X-Man Foudation

Valetta tells me the new X-Box requires the internet to operate it and she doesn’t have a connection.  She runs The X-Man Foundation from her phone.  It doesn’t require an internet connection, so if anyone out there knows how to bypass the need for this extra expense so Xzavier can begin playing the 15 games Cindy gave X to go along with the new X-Box, we sure would appreciate it.

Thank you Cindy for giving your very best.  I’m so happy for him.  He has had to swallow so much disappointment in his short life.  This event shored him up to continue on in his fight.  His mom does her best to make every single day ‘Xzavier Day’ and the best day she can possibly make for her young son and she also has to worry about where the money is going to come from.

 

Click here to donate to the ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign.  100% of your donations go to the campaign with no overhead.  The X-Man Foundation is staffed with volunteers.  When you promote this campaign you save lives and you validate the efforts this mother and son duo bring to every driver they can.  ‘Don’t text for X’.

 

 

It’s happening right now in Milwaukee!! ‘Xzavier Day’ is being proclaimed by Mayor Tom Barrett!

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo holds up a volunteer badge for 'Xzavier Day' with Mayor Tom Barrett

And I’m here in Austin, it’s raining and no one answered my requests to skype me in for this most important event of the year.

Rain maker, make it rain for 'Xzavier Day' in dollars not actual rain.  Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is paralyzed at the hands of a distracted driver

Rainmaker Rainmaker

This lady down in Texas wants to donate a dollar and if everyone of you reading this would just donate one dollar to the ‘Don’t text for X’ campaign we could make these roads safer all around!!!

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is Captain X

Check out the new ‘Captain X’ series as my gift to Xzavier on his most special day.

Click here to donate your dollar to ‘Xzavier Day!’

13 hours countdown until ‘Xzavier Day’

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford is the founder of The X-Man Foundation

Mayor Tom Barrett will issue his mayoral proclamation in less than 14 hours from the time of this writing.  There has been so much preparation into putting this all together and I’m hoping that this event will first of all make Xzavier’s Day.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is being honored for his work in the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign and the ‘Don’t text for X’ campaign.

His mom Valetta Bradford founded The X-Man Foundation to educate drivers away from distractions with an emphasis on texting.

We at The X-Man Foundation consider Xzavier our hero for his bravery in facing his future in the restricted zone.  Xzavier is a giant Green Bay Packers Fan and my next project in this campaign is to write every one of the Green Bay Packers inviting him to friend Xzavier with a personal visit and how bout some season passes?

I have learned so much in my own journey volunteering for The X-Man Foundation and we are inviting you to volunteer for The X-Man Foundation or at least to turn those phones off while driving.  It’s important.  You are important.  Xzavier is important.

http://gofundme.com/xzavier

You can now donate on-line to keep this campaign going.  The X-Man Foundation is a federally recognized non-profit and 100% of your donations go to the ‘Don’t text for X’ campaign.

Thank you,

that Lady down in Texas

Volunteer for The X-Man Foundation

Less than two weeks away to ‘Xzavier Day!’

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford, Xzavier Davis-Bilbo, Aurie Parris

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford is hosting her annual ‘Walk for Awareness’ that she has hosted every year on or near the anniversary of Xzavier’s injuries on October 11, 2014.  Meet theme at 10th and North Streets in Milwaukee at 1 p.m. and this event just lasts until 4 p.m.  You can meet them or better yet, you can skype in and say hello to Xzavier and his family because this year this event is renamed ‘Xzavier Day’ by proclamation of Mayor Tom Barrett.

 

Our fundraiser to raise funds for this event was not a performer and I am concerned that Valetta will not have enough capitol to arrange this event befitting an ‘Xzavier Day’.  She needs to have a stage and podium for the mayor along with a ramp for Xzavier to get up there with him and they need mikes, speakers, a camera man for our own footage, and it would be nice to have a few big screens on the stage for the people to see them better and some qualified geniuses on hand to post this event live on Youtube and orchestrate other important people skyping in.  I’ve reached out to the President, the Governor, mayors in major cities like Austin, Racine, Phoenix, Seattle, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Dallas, and a few others.  ‘I’m only one person’ said the Lady down in Texas and I cannot make it to Milwaukee to lend Valetta a hand because I am disabled and although I could endure such a trip I am disabled and living on disability.  There’s barely enough budget in this back office of The X-Man Foundation to keep the internet connected.

I know a lot of you are in the same boat and that is why my pleas for a little help in putting this together have been unmet so let me ask you for an experiment, if you are reading this, to donate just one dollar.  The tag-line for this website is that this Lady just wants to donate one dollar and you clicked on it anyway, tag you are it!

If everyone who ever got a ticket for using a phone while driving gave Valetta a dollar to help her take care of her son who she has sacrificed everything for, then Valetta would not have to be concerned on how she is going to get down the road a little further and she still cares about getting the word out about how hard this had been on her so that none of you will suffer this journey.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is being honored on October 11, 2014 by Mayor Tom Barrett  proclamation on October 11, 2014

Donate that dollar now.  Sorry to be pushy but this is better than me yelling at you in traffic because you did some bonehead maneuver right next to me and I spend thousands of hours putting articles like this out there because I want the day to come when distracted drivers cannot say they didn’t know.  ‘Don’t text for X’.

 

 

Celebrate with us for ‘Xzavier Day’ on October 11th of 2014 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

'Xzavier Day' will be proclaimed by Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee on October 11, 2014

Mayor Tom Barrett will proclaim October 11th of 2014 'Xzavier Day' for the City of Milwaukee

Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee will proclaim October 11th of 2014 ‘Xzavier Day’ for the City of Milwaukee.

I want other venues to host ‘Xzavier Day’ by Skype.  You will need skype equipment and a group and your group can send their love to Xzavier and his family live on ‘Xzavier Day!’

'Xzavier Day' will be proclaimed by Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee on October 11, 2014

We are well into the planning of this event and we have only been able to raise $225 dollars in one month by five people.  That’s not much of a party.  This is a one time event for a nine year old who has spent almost half of his life paralyzed from the diaphragm down and he now depends on a respirator to breathe and a strict health regimen to keep living because a driver was texting.

http://gofundme.com/xzavier

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford with Xzavier Davis-Bilbo on the day that Milwuakee news teams helped recover Shi Shi the service dog

And on October 11th Xzavier Davis-Bilbo will be honored for his work in the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign and the ‘Don’t text for X’ campaign by Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee.

You can honor Xzavier too.  Xzavier stands for those victims who cannot reach out to you even if he has to stand for them from his wheelchair.  Xzavier only has partial use of his hands.  His mother quit her managerial position in corporate America to become Xzavier’s primary caretaker.  No institution for the son of Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford because Valetta is a boss lady.  Read about what this family has overcome at this link:

Xzavier DAvis-Bilbo is reunited with his help dog after the Milwaukee news stations rally around his mother Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford who pleads for the return of her son's companion.

http://themightyxman.wordpress.com

Maybe next year we can have ‘Valetta Bradford Day!’  She started The X-Man Foundation to educate drivers away from distractions because Valetta believes education is the answer.   The X-Man Foundation is a federally recognized non-profit and 100% of your donation goes to this advocacy work of educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving with an emphasis on texting.

The red X pin logo copyright 2014 by Valetta Bradford

Now Xzavier is a reader but most of all Xzavier is a Green Bay Packers Fan!  I am of the opinion that Xzavier should have mounds and mounds of presents on ‘Xzavier Day!’  Anything with a Green Bay Packers logo will become a cherished possession for X.  “Games, it’s always games with Xzavier.”  his mother Valetta has said.

I would like to see Xzavier get that vintage Nintendo game with a copy of ‘Banjo and Kazzoie’.  That would make my day.

You can send your unwrapped gitts to:

Valetta Bradford

PO Box 06061

Milwaukee, WI 53206

And you can donate on-line to make ‘Xzavier Day’ the best day we can possibly make it!

hppt://xzavierday.wordpress.com

Thank you,

that Lady down in Texas

volunteer for The X-Man Foundation

P.s.  Valetta invites you to friend her on Facebook.

http;//facebook.com/valettabradford

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford is an advocate against distracted driving with an emphasis on texting

http://vacebook.com/valettabradford

 

 

 

Wheelchair Lift on Xzavier’s van is broken.

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford is the founder of The X-Man Foundation

I spoke with Valetta last night and she tells me that she and X have had to resort to riding public transportation because the wheelchair lift on their van is broken.

Xzavier is the nine year old boy behind The X-Man Foundation, a federally recognized non-profit that Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford started after her son was paralyzed at the hands of a distracted driver.

http://gofundme.com/xzavier

Machines will break down. Please all of you who read this article, donate whatever you can be it a dollar or a thousand dollars to help these two advocates get back out there. Their mission is to educate drivers away from a course of determined distractions and most drivers think these warnings are for the other drivers and I’m not sure if anyone is watching the road anymore.

Marsay Davis give Xzavier Davis-Bilbo a trim.

The most powerful deterrent we have at this time is The Story of X.  Read a bullet list of their journey at this link;

http://themightyxman.wordpress.com

I have ridden public transportation many, many times and there is waiting for the bus, crowded conditions, and Jazzy Fosho says ‘The devil is always on the bus’.  Send me a request in the comment section and I’ll tell you a few of our stories about that.

Valetta quit her managerial position in corporate America to become Xzavier’s primary caretaker and she tries to make every day the best one she can make for Xzavier.  One or two trips on the bus might make for a fun day but the stress and limitations involved in riding the bus will not make for the best day.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is a paralyzed nine year old advocate against distracted driving

What would be wonderful would be for Valetta and X to get a new wheelchair accessible van.  The one they have now is breaking down all the time.  We have got to keep them shored up and willing to forsake their privacy and share their time making the streets we all share safer.

They make this look easy when it is anything but.  Having to deal with this broken lift just made everything harder.  And we are planning ‘Xzavier Day!’  Valetta and X have to get around for that.

If you decide not to donate, could you at least share this article with someone you know who might donate?  This lady would really appreciate your generosity.

http://gofundme.com/xzavier