Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Plus how I’ve been feeling.

 

Hey what’s up everybody I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a great year! I’m sorry I didn’t get to post this video earlier on my website. After I made this video I wasn’t feeling very good, I’ve just been very rundown and in a lot of pain, today is the first day that I kinda feel better. I just laid in the bed till like 2 o’clock today,  I haven’t really been getting that great of sleep either, but I’m trying to make the best of my situation. I kind of feel like a zombie where I am really tired but awake at the same time lol I don’t know really how to explain it, but I think you get what I mean.

I have a couple videos that I am editing in the process that I will post either today or tomorrow. I’m going to try and get the one done today and uploaded before I go to sleep tonight. But back to Christmas I had a great time, I got a lot of cool gifts and I spent a lot of time with my family. I feel like during the holidays no matter what is going on between your family you could put things behind and just celebrate the good times. It’s not every day that you get to sit with all of your family members and really enjoy the moments that mean the most because were not all promise tomorrow. I look forward to the holidays knowing that I get to see some of my family members all in one sitting loving and laughing.

I hope everyone had similar happiness in their holiday extravaganza LOL. But yeah I’m gonna finish editing this video and I’ll post it up on Youtube. I hope everyone has a great rest of 2017 and an awesome 2018! I’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year! If you have any questions or comments or if you have any ideas on what I should make a video about PLEASE PLEASE just message me or say something on my website or fan facebook.

Where I’ve been the last week

Hey what’s up everybody! Hope everyone is doing good! I’m sorry I haven’t been so active on my YouTube the last week. I’ve been really sick the last couple days and I’m just trying to get back to normal. I shot a video last Saturday when it snowed, I just need to edit the video and I’ll be able to post it. I don’t want you to think that I am MIA I’m just not feeling good and as soon is this passes I’ll be back and operational 100%. I have a serious infection and it needs 100% of my attention. I’ve been able to do a couple things here and there but not fully, I’m just snipping a few ends here and there. I’m going to try and edit the video tomorrow during the day but I don’t want to get on camera while I’m sick if you know what I mean.

How I play video games as a quadriplegic +my new twitch channel!

Hey what’s up everybody, I hope you are all doing well. Today’s video is about how I play video games as a quadriplegic and what my twitch channel is about. Now this video is not showing you me playing video games but exactly how I am able to play video games and what I use that makes me able to play video games. I do have a video on my YouTube page playing heroes of the storm so you could check that out if you want to see me actually play. This video is more towards behind the scenes on what it takes to be able to play and the software and mechanics that I use. I really hope that this video can get around to other quadriplegics because I’m still learning when it comes to adaptive technology every so on I stumble across something new that helps me and enables me to be able to play harder and harder games. So if you can please share this video as much as possible I want it to go around like wildfire because I know there’s someone out there suffering who doesn’t know anything about adaptive technology and I’m sure that this would help them A LOT!!!!!!!!

When I first got injured and I was transferred to Kessler I asked my mom to bring in my laptop and sign into my World of Warcraft account so I could just look at my character. That’s how desperate I was to play video games, it is a huge passion of mine throughout my whole life. I always made time to play video games and it hurt me a lot knowing that I would never be able to use my hands or arms again. I thought to myself OMFGGGGG!! I’m never gonna be able to play video games again! What am I going to do! But here I am 6 1/2 years PWNING NOOBS!!!! And RIPPING it up!!!!!!!

It took me a very long time before I was even introduced to the Quad Joy. When I got home I spent three months just watching TV. If I could have hanged myself it would’ve been then. It was about nine months after my injury that I found out about it. Boy oh boy did it change my life. I would spend countless hours playing World of Warcraft, going on the Internet and just searching stuff because I was able to. But as much as I fell in love with the quad joy it had its flaws. Those flaws were not being able to have access to a keyboard, so what I did was I started using a on-screen keyboard which again is a huge help but it still has its flaws because you can’t use your mouse and click on the keyboard at the exact same time. So it makes it very difficult to play. But I managed to keep up with some of the best people in my guild, at the time there were some boss fights that I was terrible at but that’s not the point, at least I was there. At this time World of Warcraft cataclysm was out, when the expansion was a couple months from being over I was 8/8 heroic in Dragon soul! I was in one of the best guilds on my server. My character was loaded with epics!!! I was only missing two or three items from being best in slot in the whole game!

But like all good things they come to an end. I wanted to branch out and try different games because I was bored of WoW. So I started playing League of Legends and at this time I had no idea what this game was but it peaked my interest. I found myself to be a very good jungler and I mained Hecarim. I played this game for a little over a year and yet again I was extremely bored of it solely because I was restricted on which heroes I could play due to my physical inabilities. So a couple years go by and I find out about buttons that I can lay on my lap that I can macro certain keys to and these changed my gaming skills to a complete 180! I wanted to keep playing this genre of game which is famously known as a “MOBA” but I wanted something a little easier. Then it happened Blizzard had announced that they were coming out with a game called Heroes of the Storm and at first glance I fell in love! Once I heard about it I immediately went and signed up for the Alpha. Luckily I was chosen to be part of the first wave of Alpha invites and I was so firkin happy! I still didn’t have the buttons but it was a much easier game to play and I could play most of the heroes. Like a year later I found out about these buttons that I could put on my lap and the rest is history, I am a beast now! (I forgot the name of these buttons but it’s on a website and I’m going to try and get the name) So later on I discovered something called voice attack and it’s a voice recognition software and this also helped me a lot but everything I am writing here is pretty much in the video I’m just going into little bit more detail about my gaming past. I hope you like and enjoy this video! Please share!!!!!!

Update video on where I’ve been and what’s next!

So you all know that I am back in New Jersey from my trip in Louisiana, so I decided to make an update video to tell you exactly what’s going down and what’s to come! I’ve got a lot of exciting things to show you guys in the next couple weeks and I hope you’re excited too! I’ve been working really hard on my YouTube channel and I feel that I owe it to you guys to commit 100% into making premium content. I also want to do this for myself because I feel that I am making a difference in people’s lives and it also makes me happy, even though sometimes editing can be a pain in the ass ha ha. But the future holds a lot and I’m feeling really good. I hope you enjoy this video and stay tuned for more to come!

I’m back from Louisiana!

Hey what’s up everybody, I finally made it back from Louisiana last night around 2:30 in the morning. It was a pretty long ride but we made it safely and that’s all that matters. So today was kind of a long day, we had to unpack because once we got home last night we just went to bed and I also showered and we cleaned up the room and after that me and my mom were both pretty tired so we just relaxed the rest of the day.

It feels good to be home but at the same time I still wish I was in Louisiana the weather was beautiful and I miss my aunt and uncle already ha ha. I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that I am home and I’m going to be making a lot of content. I also documented the whole trip from start to finish from New Jersey to Louisiana so I’ll be working on that for the next week or two so please stay tuned to see this trip! Tomorrow I’m going to get my haircut and at the same time I’m going to make an update video on the last 10 days to give you guys a general briefing of what my trip was like and on top of that just to say hello and that I’m still alive LOL.

I also had a lot of stuff on my mind before I left on what I should do with my life and just other things that are personal to me that I had left up in the air. But after this trip I put a lot of checkmarks into place and I’m figuring stuff out and this trip was definitely well needed. I was undecided on some things that I needed to make decisions on in my life but it’s all clear now and I could see my goal and I’m really happy about that. Sometimes in life unexpected things happen to you that you weren’t really prepared for but ended up being a positive and a light was shined in and all the sudden a lightbulb popped up. I’m just really excited for the next couple of weeks and I hope you are too!  One last thing I also got a new WebCam for my computer, so I’m really pumped to show it off. It really is a huge difference compared to my old WebCam and also make a video about this camera and my old camera to show you the difference.

We carved our pumpkins!

Hey what’s up everybody! we carved these pumpkins the day after we went pumpkin picking and I know I didn’t release this video after the one of us at the farm pumpkin picking, but I finally got the time to create this video because I’m backed up with a lot of videos that are coming soon! We had a lot of fun carving this pumpkin and we spent a couple hours doing it so I time-lapse the video, because it would have been like an hour video if I didn’t LOL. We went out and bought all the utensils to make the perfect pumpkin and we even got a tracing outline so we can create the image you see on the pumpkin. Last year we did an evil tree but this one was definitely a lot harder and took way more time but in the end it was all worth it because it was a ton of fun! And if you want leave a comment or hit the like button and check out my YouTube page and subscribe! Thank you

Hot dog eating contest and donations

Hey what’s up everybody So AT&T put together a hot dog eating contest for me at one of their corporate buildings in Bedminster New Jersey and wow it was super amazing! So basically what I mean is there were 10 contestants to eat hot dogs and people that work at AT&T and all over the world pledged money on each of the contestants, so basically they had sponsors and depending on how many hot dogs that person ate Is how much money would go towards the fundraiser. The fundraiser went really well and it was a lot of fun I’d say there were probably like between 150 and 200 people in the audience maybe even more roooting for the contestants eating hot dogs.

I can’t believe that AT&T put this together for me and big thanks to Sal and Linda and everybody that helped put this together and my friend, my teacher, and mentor, Ben and I would also like to thank Danielle! Watching every body eat hot dogs was so much fun it was really a great time and everybody was just happy, laughing, cheering, and chatting with each other. To be honest I don’t know how they were able to eat so many hot dogs 4 out of the 10 people ate 11 hot dogs each! I don’t know how they went back to work after eating all those hot dogs because it was at lunch time. I would’ve probably thrown up at the fifth hotdog and there was no way I would’ve went back to work. I probably would need to go home and take a nap after all that ha ha. Also my moms birthday was November 6 and my birthday is November 8 and the hot dog eating contest was the 9th and they surprised me and my mom with a big birthday cake and they sang happy birthday to us I felt like I was with a family 0f people who cared deeply about me and my mom, they definitely showed that they care!

I felt bad for Ben and Avian because At the end they both look like they were about to puke, but in the end they were fine. I was more excited for this hot dog eating contest then I was for my own birthday LOL. It’s not every day your excited for something other than your birthday..I’m still shocked that this was able to be put together and be so much fun. I’m just shocked that people who don’t even know me from a hole in the wall really care and did this for me. You definitely can feel the love in the room.  I would like to thank everyone who has donated towards my foundation, your money is being put to use in all the right places. There is no words that I can say on how I feel and I am extremely humbled by this. Also I have some pictures here that you guys can check out,hope you like them and I’m going to create a video about this event so stay tuned and thank you!  IMG_0714.JPGIMG_0731.JPGIMG_0727.JPGIMG_0726.JPGIMG_0724.JPGIMG_0723.JPGIMG_0722.JPGIMG_0721.JPGIMG_0719.JPGIMG_0720.JPGIMG_0725.JPGIMG_0728.JPG