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


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.


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