‘From One Second to the Next’ featuring Xzavier Davis-Bilbo

Xavier, Xjavier, Xzavier Davis-Bilbo before he was paralyzed by a distracted driver who was texting instead of watching the road.

From One Second,

Xzavier Dais-Bilbo was paralyzed from the diaphragm down because of a text from a distracted driver.

to the Next

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo was crossing the street with his hand in his sister’s hand and a metal scooter slung over his shoulder.  The woman crossed out of her lane and she struck Xzavier and drug him twenty feet and she ran over Xzavier with both sets of her tires.  This drama queen struck a five year old and would have killed him except the metal scooter that took a lot of the impact of her assault and while he was lying there in the street this woman who struck Xzavier called her boyfriend who showed up at the scene of the crime and started yelling at the woman, “You were texting, I know you were texting, you are always texting”.

The Emergency Response Team were trying to stabilize Xzavier to transport him to the hospital and this conversation, which was really just this guy screaming at the driver about her awful driving habits until the police asked or suggested the guy leave before he was arrested for interfering with EMT rescue efforts.

Now the mother of Xzavier has to relive this moment for the rest of her life and the only option that Valetta Bradford, the mother of X has at her command is to move on from this moment .

Valetta Bradford left a managerial position in corporate America to become her son’s primary caregiver. It was the best decision for her son because the alternative was institutionalization.  These are the consequences of distracted driving that innocent people have to pay.

Xzavier’s respirator has to be monitored 24/7.

Valetta just wants her son to have the best day he can possibly have each day from that moment.

Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford with her children at the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' by Werner Herzog.

Valetta employs a Super Nurse that helps with the care of Xzavier.  She usually is with Xzavier during the night shift.  Super Nurse is off on the weekends so Valetta has to stay up all night and monitor the respirator every Saturday and Sunday night.

Super Nurse joined Valetta Bradford and her children at the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' by Werner Herzog

Before all of this befell them, this family had big dreams for Xzavier.  At the age of three, Xzavier was a rabid fan of the Green Bay Packers.  He was an unusual baby.  When most mothers are placing their babies in front of Sesame Street, Valetta was placing her baby in front of a Packers game and it was love at first sight.  Xzavier grieved most of all for the loss of this dream.  He could call football plays by the time he was four and he wanted to become a linebacker for his team, the Green Bay Packers.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo, far left bottom, with his family before a distracted driver struck him in the Lee Elementary School's crosswalk.

Now we ask you, are you still texting on your devices while you are behind the wheel?  This is an epidemic that is killing Americans and all other pedestrians and motorists in other countries as well.  This is a world wide epidemic and most people do not live to tell their stories because now they are just statistics.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo and Spokeswoman Valetta Bradford appear to high school students in the 'Don't text 4 X' campaign.

Valetta and Xzavier are available to speak at your event that offers a platform for their ‘Don’t text 4 X’ campaign.

To meet them is a profound experience in any driver’s life and one that might give them pause before continuing on in a determined course of distracted driving.

 

So I share the Story of X with you because we have work to do.  We cannot leave the campaign against Distracted Driving to the very companies handing out the distractions like candy.  There is even a frenzy of apps being produced to encourage drivers to fiddle around with their phones to see how traffic is flowing and whether or not it’s going to rain or some other nonsense that is designed to get eyes off the road and onto the small screens of these devices. The mission of The X-Man Foundation is to educate drivers to the real dangers of using your phones while you are out on the road with an emphasis on texting.

Valetta Bradford turned herself into a spokeswoman because that is the path of the greater good and we need your help to keep Valetta going.

This is a grassroots campaign and it needs to continue.  We already have drunk drivers out on the road and we’ve had MADD around since the seventies.  We welcome all of you to wake up to what is going on and unlike most of our problems like corrupt governments and rising inflation we as sharers of our roads can actually make a difference one driver at a time.  ‘Don’t text for X’ and send in your support to Valetta Bradford and just tell her how you feel about what she is going through and by giving her your support you keep her going and she has just hit a rough patch and could use your help now vs. later.

Your contributions are tax deductible.  The X-Man Foundation is a federally recognized non-profit under Section 501 (3)(c).  We are staffed 100% by volunteers so your donations go directly to Valetta so she can position herself and Xzavier in front of drivers through the media and through personal appearances at events focused on awareness.

valettabradford@gmail.com

You can reach Valetta at the email address above or you can friend Valetta on Facebook using this link;

http://facebook.com/valettabradford

This is one mom that just wants to help Xzavier have the best day he can possibly have each day and she wants to reach you with ‘the Story of X’ so that another child will never have to go through what Xzavier has had to go through at the hands of a distracted driver.

God bless you all out there on the roads and always remember ‘Don’t text 4 X’

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Werner Herzog and his work ‘From One Second to the Next”

The Mighty X-Man is just a little boy.  He’s eight years old.  He may be one of the kids that go to a public school where this documentary is being distributed to.  We see in the documentary X-man coming home from school.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo attends the premiere of 'From One Second to the Next' a documentary by acclaimed director Werner Herzog.

The woman who hit him was texting and she disregarded a stop sign and crossed into another lane and she hit Xzavier with her car pulling him away from his sister’s hand and dragging him twenty feet before she realized she had done something horribly wrong.

Now X,  they call him X,  is in a wheelchair, he is paralyzed from the diaphragm down and he lost his left lung.  His mother cannot sleep on the weekends because that is when his night nurse is off and his mother has to listen to the trachea equipment to make sure X is breathing all right or if he needs suctioning.

Suctioning is a daily and nightly part of their existence now because this girl was texting instead of watching the road.

I wonder where this girl is.  She doesn’t appear in the documentary.  What was a little shocking was the appearance of two offenders in the documentary and Werner explores forgiveness in their pieces.  Chandler Gerber was texting and he killed three Amish children and a horse in the process.   The Amish family doesn’t appear in the piece, but we are pretty sure the farm that Chandler and his wife and child are seen at in the documentary belongs to the parents of the children Chandler killed.  The Amish people shun technology making this loss particularly ironic.

Werner Herzog is a genius.  A man ahead of his time. The documentary ‘From One Second to the Next’ will be distributed to over forty thousand public schools and it is available now to everyone for free over the internet.

Werner knew people would avoid watching this documentary so making it available to  school children to watch is efficient.     Thank you Werner Herzog,

You can friend Valetta on facebook;

auri 2 in theater with wiz mom

http://facebook.com/valettabradford

She has over two thousand friends on facebook.  People are dropping in.  Valetta has turned her private facebook page into a campaign against distracted driving with an emphasis on texting.   If you drop in,  tell Valetta that you want to help and she is set up with PayPal to receive donations through her email.  She needs donations to keep this campaign going.  You have to tell her,  she is not a mind reader and we apologize that there is no donate button available at this time.

Valetta Bradford before the premiere of a documentary on distracted driving that features her children Xzavier Davis-Bilbo and Aurie Parris.

She checks her emails and her facebook from her phone, because she was robbed.  She doesn’t have a PC or a laptop. She stays connected through her phone, but never when she is driving.

X-man’s Playstation was stolen as well.

What we are grateful about is the plumbing was installed in the house that Valetta owned before all this happened.  The new plumbing was needed to accommodate Xzavier’s bathing needs.

And a few fund raisers are planned so that Valetta can update the wheelchair accessible van to one with a higher roof because Xzavier hits his head on the one they have now.

This little X-man is on the move.  He likes to go.  He likes to meet people. He wants to do this work with his mother and sister.

The Xzavier Foundation was established to raise money to put this family on the road and to tell other people to take that pledge.

‘Don’t text for X’

Valetta Bradford
PO Box 0606
Milwaukee, WI 53206

The family and friends of Xzavier hold an Awareness Walk every October near the date of that second that changed Xzavier’s future.  It only takes a second.

the Very Corner where Xzavier was injured.  Xzavier Davis-Bilbo is paralyzed from the diaphram down and he lost his left lung.

You can also visit any Educator’s Credit Union and make a donation in person.

His smile will warm your heart.

He had dreams of becoming a football player for the Green Bay Packers and he’s  155 lbs at eight years of age,  I believe it.

I just love this kid.  He is facing incredible odds and he is keeping it real.

His mother just thanks God that he has the mind that he has.

So as you know or if you don’t know,  he was crossing the street when a woman who was texting instead of watching the road hit him and paralyzed him from the diaphragm down.  He is confined to his wheelchair or bed.

aurie 2 x meeting girls

He remains on life support.

He grieves for what he has lost.  There is a good chance he would have realized his dream of becoming a linebacker with the Greenbay Packers in the NFL if he had not been the victim, the innocent five year-old victim of a distracted driver.

Xzavier Davis-Bilbo eats his breakfast at the London hotel in Hollywood. Xzavier Davis-Bilbo enjoys a wonderful breakfast at the London hotel in Hollywood.

We think he should have whatever he needs.

This family was robbed recently.  Now is a good time to tell you that Valetta Bradford is a sort of foster mom to 28 teens in her local area.  She didn’t receive any money for taking in troubled teens but they found a home under her roof.  Many of these kids victims, because of alcoholism and other abuses in their own homes.  She took in teens who are gay because their families made them leave.

28 people other than her own two call her mom.  And one of these robbed her.  They took the PC’s that Valetta and Aurie used and they took Xzavier’s Play Station and all of the games.

Valetta has a Post Office box because her neighbor steals her mail.

Valetta Bradford

PO Box 06061
Milwaukee, WI 53206

That means you can send her care packages.  It’s also hard for her to run errands because she has to be by the side of her son Xzavier.  He is dependent on her for everything.

I am of the opinion that Valetta should never have to worry about money again.  I am of the opinion that we should be the support that she needs.  I got into this work to accomplish this.  I am that Lady down in Texas and I saw her PSA and decided that I wanted things to change so I am going to change things.  While I drum up the support she needs to run her home, she concerns herself with being a spokeswoman against Distracted Driving with an emphasis on Texting.