Don't say "I CAN'T" Honolulu Big Island Hawaii Waikiki 2012 Blog Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Best Homes Hawaii RB-13537

As a part of my 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge, I thought about my cousin Leroy and

Bruce Hicks Cousinhis wife Cindy.  This is to fulfil the PHOTO portion.  My cousin truly had his challenges, so I have learned NOT to say I CAN'T or I WON'T.

  To make the story short, 30 years ago, he was asleep as a back seat passenger when the driver went off the road and Leroy was thrown through the windshield FIFTY feet.  The accident left him a paraplegic.  He was alive but his work life was ended, his dreams were smashed.  I'm sure he and his wife have gone through some trying times and I commend Cindy on being there for Leroy at ALL times.  She has stuck with him through thick and thin.

Most people would stick their head in the sand and say "I give up", but NOT LEROY.  He has My Cousin and HEROgone above and beyond.  He has been here to Hawaii two times and the last time, we went to the Big Island together to visit the active Lava Fields.  If the wheel chair will roll, he will go there.  Even the rental cars, he had a special apparatus so that HE could and did drive.  He doesn't let people help him, or as little as possible.  I am amazed to see him roll his chair up to the automobile, pull himself up into the driver's seat, dissemble his wheel chair, tuck it into the rear seat and drive off!

What an amazing person he is. My Cousin the HERO!  If he can do it, YOU can. 

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Comments (4)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

WOW...he is truly amazing. What a great story about inner strength and how to keep going when the going gets tough or almost impossible. Thank you for sharing this.

Jan 23, 2012 01:25 PM
Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Bruce what a nice tribute to your cousin Leroy!  A wise person plays the hand they are dealt.  I heard a wonderful quote today -

"We should never let our hardships define us but rather how we choose to rise above"

Jan 23, 2012 01:26 PM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

NEVER give up. NEVER give in. Press on and give thanks in all things and watch how tough times dont seem so tough and impossible obstacles are removed!

Peace and Blessings

Jan 23, 2012 01:43 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Bruce he is an amazing man! I always have lived by the saying:

If YOU think YOU can or can't...YOU'RE right!

Jan 24, 2012 06:44 AM