I am a close friend of the Greco family. I see everyday what they have to go through in order for Bobby to live and keep doing what he loves, going to school and coaching football..
There are things he could use to help with everyday life such as a handicap bed, a new wheelchair, and other equipment that would make his life much easier.
The Bobby Greco Jr. story is one of hope, inspiration and courage for all ages – one that resonates with all of us. Bobby is a 23-year old with arthrogryposis( a neuro-musculo-skeletal disorder that affects various joints in the body. The condition is congenital and non progressive.) and he is confined to an electric wheelchair. He feels all the pains, itches and uncomforts we do...as he has feeling in his entire body... the thing is... he just can do anything about it on his own. He does have very slight movement in his hands which helps him get around on his wheelchair, but that is it.
Bobby just wants to do what he is passionate about and has been doing for so many years. He is in the final year at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in the sports management program. He is working diligently to graduate in the spring of 2013... He has so many restrictions and has had endless surgeries and health issues, but still finds a way to forge ahead.
He has so many needs that he would never tell you about and that is why I am starting this fundraising campaign. I believe the story of his life will be such an incredible movie and a Hollywood writer is working on a movie treatment as well. You meet him and you just want to hear more and help. Here are just a few things that through this fund would help him live a better life and in turn be able to continue to coach football and maybe someday you will see him on the sideline of an NFL team!...or who knows... maybe even a movie too!
1. He doesn’t have the proper bed and therefore sleeps in a reclining chair as the type of bed he needs is very costly.
2. A new van as the existing one is very old and on its last leg.
4. A power lift
4. A handicap shower chair with a wheel.
5. A Nutritionist to help with his diet and his constant suffering due to kidney stones.
Years of pain, operations and let-downs have not stopped him from his dream of becoming a state championship football coach. Bobby is a very motivated young man who didn’t just overcome the odds; he blew them out of the water. This is the continuing story of the tiny baby the doctors said would never talk, the little boy who went through 21 surgeries, and now the young man in search of his dreams of becoming an NFL coach.
He is presently the assistant offensive line coach for St John Fisher. On his resume he has:
- 2 time E8 champion (conference)
- 2 time ECAC Northwest champion
- 2007 NCAA D3 quarterfinalist
- Scouting ,recruiting, cutting film
I want to see Bobby have some of the things in life to help make his already hard life a bit easier…. … He is working so hard on his career as a football coach and actually coached at Jim Kelly’s football camp this summer, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.
Bobby has experienced constant discomfort with all the surgeries and joint pain that goes along with his condition, but you would never know it. He has developed a positive and inspiring perspective on life and is too busy living it to look back or settle down with excuses. Everything for Bobby is a struggle; the problem-solving to figure out his way of getting things done due to his physical condition, dealing with people’s ignorance and indifference, and just dealing with his forced dependence on others. With all of this, Bobby always has a smile on his face and has a great sense of humor - even regarding his disability.
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