For 33 year old Toni, paraplegia is a word, not a condition. "I take care of my kids, I clean my own house, wash my dishes, and put myself in the bathtub. I do everything. I sweep, mop and vacuum." On February, 19, 2011, Toni was shot 5 times by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself. The shooting resulted in his death and left Toni as a paraplegic. The mother of an 8 year old daughter and a 1 year old son, shared her story.
The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is an US Department of Education funded initiative committed to working with the residents of East Lubbock, Texas to support and advocate for our children – ensuring that both children and parents have access to the resources they need to grow, learn and succeed.