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My name is Joey Noble, I live in Miami Florida and in June of 2013 I was involved in a serious car accident, while leaving my friends baby shower which left me a C4 quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. I was suffering from depression and anxiety/panic disorder is from 2013 – 2017, until someone in my support group at the hospital, gave me a wake-up call. He said, "if you are ready to die, and give up, there are both legal and illegal ways to get it done, but if you not ready to quit yet, wake your A** up , and do something". This was the spark for me to stop crying over all the things I cannot do, and focus on what I could still do, and what I could learn to do, and – – – – was born. My goal was simple, to start on my own journey, creating something from nothing, creating a message from the mess. I was an inpatient in the ICU/rehab center for 4 months, against all odds, and with strong apprehension from my doctors, instead of going to a nursing home, I came home and was on a breathing ventilator for 8 months. They told me I’ll never move, speak or breathe on my own again, but I love music, and this was my main motivation for just fighting to speak again which is why I started a music company – – – –. Starting with a weak diaphragm, barely being able to hold a whisper, I fought, and continue to fight for every breath, and to make everyone count. I have always had a mind for doing my own thing, even from my youth. The easiest thing for me to do at the time was a T-shirt brand – – AY Asher Apparel – –, so I started creating designs that would allow me to to make products with a print on demand company. I was not getting the expected results that I was seeing other apparel lines getting on YouTube, and began to slip back into a downcast mindset. My stepdad is a carpenter, so I have been around the construction/contractor side of real estate since I was 11, but it was just my "stepdad job", and was something that I never paid much mind to. After reading Rich dad poor dad, for the first time, I began to think about the reality of my situation concerning how I'm going to pay the enormous medical bills that comes with my condition, also what kind of quality of life I wanted, and was possible. First of all, I was embarrassed to go anywhere because my appearance, and secondly, due to my disability, I didn't have employment opportunities like everyone else, leaving me out of the money loop. So I slowly began, writing business plans, building websites, buying domain names and doing photo shoot etc, all the while, without proper functional use of my hands or legs which led me to start – – – –. Everything gets done with voice dictation software, a testament to the old cliché, "where there's a will there's a way". In life, we are often faced with overwhelming obstacles. Family and friends walk out on you, and fear and depression ravages and brings you down. But, regardless the situation or circumstance, in life you only have 2 CHOICES, MOVE FORWARD or GET LEFT BEHIND. CHOOSE TO MOVE FORWARD.