Here is a copy and paste of the message Chandler Gerber left in my in-box today.
Dear ‘That lady down in Texas’,
I unintentionally found out who you are by seeing a post on Facebook this morning. This is only the second time I’ve ever responded to somebody ripping me. A couple years ago I was on with Katie Couric and you said “it really chapped your a** that Valetta had to share the stage with me, a murderer. I have spoken with Valetta and her family several times and I speak about them in my upcoming book. They are great people, along with the others who appeared in From One Second to the Next. I know that only a few people read what you write, but even so, why would you bash on me for raising awareness with my story? Why not be thankful that I was able to show people why they shouldn’t text and drive? Why not support my message instead of calling me a murderer? I’ve done more good for the cause of fighting against distracted driving than you ever will. Why would you shoot at a fellow soldier in this fight? I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. Ill just send you a message from ‘That guy up in Indiana’: stop telling the four people who read your blog how high of an i.q. you have, stop ripping on people who are more successful than you, and stop talking about things and people that you know nothing about.
And here is my response to Chandler Gerber and the other four people who read my blog;
You sir, are a sociopath. You mowed down an Amish buggy and after viewing the documentary you were in, your clammy appearance and your arrogant stance about this vehicular manslaughter sickened me to the same level Bruce Jenner and his callous reaction to killing Kim Howe did. Your message to me this morning is all the proof I need to know how effective my work is because I got a reaction from you. Ha ha I win.
If you want to measure success by killing innocent people and not to beat a dead horse, but you killed their horse too. You take the cake buster.
The kicker is when you go to their farm with your camera crew.
That was more than I could take. Now, I do not know why people react the way they do to other people. I can only speak for myself. When I said it sickened me to see your story in the documentary Valetta Bradford and her family was in, then it sickened me to see your story in the documentary Valetta Bradford and her family was in.
Werner Herzog did a brilliant job in the documentary, I’ll give him that. I have watched the documentary a few hundred times and when your part comes on, I fast forward it.
Some people cringe when they hear the voice of Gilbert Godfry. I think all that is hilarious. Gilbert Godfry’s voice does not bother me.
Some people cringe from Kenya West. I know I do not like any of the Kardashians. I never have. It has to do with the arrogance in which they carry themselves. When Kenya West demanded everyone stand up during his concert and humiliated a man in a wheelchair in the process I wrote about him too, specifically for the so-called four readers of my Lady blog.
The fact is, I do have a high IQ and I was smart enough to never use a hand held device while behind the wheel. I only mentioned my IQ in my latest diet blog, so you’ve been investigating me. You didn’t hack into my WordPress account or you would know how many views my work has had.
My webpage views are in the thousands because I am a hard worker. I am an educated woman so I know about marketing, social media strategies, but more importantly I am a writer who has no blood on her hands.
Speaking of which, did you ask permission from Valetta to use ‘the Story of X’ in your book. Why you still riding on the coat tails of the victims of distracted driving? You sir, are on the other side of the coin. Just because you appeared with someone a couple of years ago does not a permanent easement make.
Your modicum of success is an illusion. Werner Herzog featured you to show the other side of this deadly epidemic. It’s a cause I am very passionate about and I praise everyone who is an innocent that takes up the banner. As for me, I am only in this fight to promote this family. I do not promote myself, thus the anonymity of that Lady down in Texas I never fooled around with Facebook before I contacted Valetta to give her a hand in her campaign. If and when Valetta asks me to step down, I will close my Facebook page. I am a volunteer. My work is all behind the scenes stuff. I have never nor do I propose to ever profit from any distracted driving campaign. Unlike you. Everything about you makes me cringe.
I am a hard worker. I have spent hundreds of hours writing articles, building WordPress websites, tagging photographs, maintaining websites, linking websites, composing fundraisers, contacting potential sponsors etc., etc.
That is my contribution to this fight and unless called upon to defend my stance, I do not go about bragging about this. I did mention a couple of times that thanks to me the search engines have now buried the racist websites I found during my initial search to find this spokeswoman, this mom that my heart went out to because a distracted driver mowed her son down in the confounds of a school crosswalk.
Had I never stumbled across that racist website spewing nonsense, I would have never began to build even one single website, so we all have our place and now I have come to the part where I put you in your place – oh ye careless taker of life.
Do not censor me. The internet is not policed. I enjoy my rights to freedom of speech and will speak how I really feel on a variety of topics. There is nothing you can do about it. Not everyone is going to love you. Not everyone is going to stroke your enormous ego. You really should spend some money on a publicist to censor you because you are beyond stupid in your statements this morning.
Geez. Well the world is filled with the arrogance of man. You got more than a strong dose of that. Good luck exploiting the victims of distracted driving with your book.
Your attempt to rip me a new one failed miserably. I’ll turn the tables on you and tell you ‘You don’t know me’.
that Lady down in Texas
Ps. If Valetta feels the need to sue you for profiting off of her son’s story, I’ll be on the team that rakes you over the coals.
Xzavier Davis-Bilbo was paralyzed five years ago at the hands of a distracted driver who was texting. Xzavier is ten years old and he has had ten hospitalizations.
Xzavier also lost his left lung in the original trauma. The surgeons told his mom Valetta Bradford that the only thing that saved her son’s life was the metal scooter that took most of the brunt of the assault of the vehicle that drug him from his older sister’s embrace and down the road twenty yards. Valetta later told me that they found a second set of tire tracks on his legs.
And Xzavier survived to become an advocate against distracted driving with an emphasis on texting.
His accomplishments include appearances made for the ‘It Can Wait’ campaign.
The documentary ‘From One Second to the Next’
Last year Mayor Tom Barrett declared ‘Xzavier Day’ for his works on;
Xzavier traveled to Hollywood to attend the red carpet premiere of the documentary by legendary Werner Herzog. The documentary was inspired by Valetta Bradford. Mr. Herzog had been hired only to film the PSA and when he asked the folks at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to produce the documentary they didn’t hesitate.
We are asking for donations at this time of crisis while Xzavier is hospitalized, of course a lot of extra expenses are going to crop up like the cost of eating meals out, parking fees, gas money, on top of all the regular expenses.
in Valetta’s case, her regular expenses include stocking up on supplies for Xzavier. He is cared for at home because Valetta wants her son to live as normal a life as she can make it.
Valetta campaigns because she never wants what happened to Xzavier to ever happen to another child.
At the time of this writing, Valetta is holding vigil at Xzavier’s bedside. She sent out a post that said she can’t access her in box from the ICU. Valetta has approved this gofundme fundraiser
Or you can email Valetta at firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll have to ask Valetta to send you a Paypal link.
Or you can donate in person at any Educator’s Credit Union nationwide. Thank you for prayers and donations, that Lady down in Texas.
The X-Man Foundation is a federally recognized non-profit organized under section 501 (c)(3).
This Sunday I will be thinking about my friend Valetta Bradford. We’ve never met and we may never get the circumstances to meet seeing as I’m down here in Texas and Valetta lives up by the Great Lakes, but she holds a seat in my heart as the Mom of the Year!
Tonight as I write this, Valetta is enjoying the fruits of her labor sending her daughter off to her prom. That’s a milestone.
Congratulations from Texas, ya’ll.
Valetta Bradford takes excellent care of her family and goes above and beyond every single day. For most of us moms, that’s enough.
For Valetta, it is not.
Valetta and her son Xzavier make public appearances on television and radio, in front of congregations at high schools, driving schools, and colleges. Really any event that provides a platform for the ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign will get Valetta and Xzavier out in front of young and future drivers anywhere.
So I lift my cup to you Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford and toast your accomplishments and ask that you are blessed and that all your efforts bear fruit. Salud.
Happy Mother’s Day 2015
To donate to the ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign email Valetta directly at email@example.com
Ask her to send over a PayPal link. God bless.
‘It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.’
But three days after the crash, Jenner was seen talking on his phone while driving in Los Angeles.
The reality star had the device pressed to his ear while behind the wheel in Thousand Oaks,
Well, in this lady’s opinion, that is a bullshit statement to put out there. He lied at the scene of the crime saying his victim hit the Prius and investigation will show that Bruce Jenner rear-ended both of the vehicles.
Everyone knows Bruce Jenner will not serve any prison time for this vehiclular homicide. I know it. I won’t even be surprised if he issues some token PSA regarding the incident. He has PR people that may make him do so.
And for the record, this Lady down in TEXAS does not believe in accident forgiveness. There are no accidents. I call them collisions while the rest of the world calls them accidents while begging for accident forgiveness. This is just another fault in the system that allows people (drviers) to get away with murder.
Everyone knows that the rear ender is at fault for these types of collisions. In fact it’s law.
I don’t know why I love this performance so much but I’m sure to log a few hundred views of this performance. I plan to use this as inspiration to keep going in 2015 when we hit slumps in the campaign ‘Don’t text 4 X’.
Our high point this year of 2014 was when Xzavier was honored with ‘Xzavier Day’ by Mayor Tom Barrett.
Our low point this year was when the wheelchair accessible van finally broke completely down. The wheelchair lift to the house was falling apart as well and Valetta told me someone had to stand on the side of it to steady the frame when they lifted Xzavier on it. Valetta got that lift repaired after a few months of planning.
We had drama like when Shi Shi the service dog was stolen from Xzavier’s yard. We followed the saga of the missing Shi Shi on Facebook with mom Valetta Bradford. Milwaukee news teams rallied around Valetta and together they brought Shi Shi home to Xzavier. We like dog stories in Texas.
What a lot of you don’t know is that Valetta’s home was burglarized while Valetta, Aurie and X traveled to New York to appear on one of the last segments on ‘the Katie Couric Show’. Xzavier’s Playstation was taken along with other electronics.
Then we picked up a new volunteer for The X-Man Foundation on ‘Xzavier Day’ and Cindy got Xzavier a new X-Box One.
Valetta’s mom died this year. She was known as Ma’am and I hear tale she was a pretty darn fair cook.
We’re calling for all drivers to put the phones away. completely put them away when you are behind the wheel so that you can keep banging that drum of yours and not go out in a statistic report.
We never get in touch with any of the other texting victims because most of them do not survive. That’s why Xzavier is so important. Xzavier gives voice to the dangers of distracted driving with an emphasis on texting. Meeting him is a profound experience and one likely to change attitudes of young drivers who think the warnings are for the other drivers.
To donate to the ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign email Valetta directly at
and ask her to send you a Paypal link. We have no administrative fees. All workers at The X-Man Foundation are volunteers.
Wherever your passion lies, keep banging on your drum in 2015 and ‘Don’t text 4 X’