My full name is Jason Howard Statts. It is a good name. My first name was to be Dustin. My mother thought this would be good for me. Looking back, I’m glad she didn’t choose it. Jason was a second choice and seems to fit me better. Howard comes from my grandfather’s middle name. He was a great man; someone I put above all other men in my life. He raised me a lot. He taught me how to be a gentleman. And for that I am grateful. Statts comes from my adoptive father. Or as I like to call him, dad. It is a very odd and unique last name. It’s been my nickname for as long as I can remember. This is fine by me; it kind of defines me.
Fast forward a few years. I was shot in the neck at point-blank range in 2008. I am paralyzed from the chest down. I’m still an artist, a writer, a sit-down comedian, a strong individual, and a friend to many. I am extremely proud of this fact. People have shown me that you, in fact, do reap what you sow. It’s as simple as that.
This blog is to help me and my brain. I do, though, hope that you enjoy reading. I’ll try to relate as closely as possible to everyday situations. However, I am a quadriplegic. Most of my blog will revolve around that.
Again, thank you for having an interest. Read on.