Adisa Alexander was a versatile individual with skills spanning farming, martial arts, barbering, and cooking until he experienced a life-altering event.
He fell victim to a brutal assault by unknown attackers who shot him 33 times, resulting in severe injuries that led to the loss of both his legs and partial paralysis in his left arm.
Ever since that life-changing incident, Adisa has relied heavily on the help of others. His greatest desire is to regain independence and support his mother and three children.
According to the Jamaica Star, the unfortunate event occurred on October 13, 2020, while he sought shelter from the rain at a shop in Tavern, a neighbouring community to Gordon Town. Recounting the ordeal, Adisa Alexander mentioned that he was shot in the back, hip, and various other places, miraculously avoiding shots to his spine.
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Joan Alexander, Adisa’s 63-year-old mother, became his primary caregiver after the attack. However, tragedy struck again when she, too, became paralyzed earlier this year. Now, they lie in separate beds in their home, relying on assistance from their sister/daughter, who also has a job.
Lying on his back in his one-bedroom house in Gordon Town, St Andrew, Adisa Alexander longed to be able to assist his bedridden mother. He expressed his distress to the Star, revealing that the doctors hadn’t diagnosed her condition as her legs suddenly stopped moving.
Despite not knowing the reasons behind the attack and the identities of his assailants, Adisa has chosen to forgive them. Nonetheless, the pain he feels from being unable to care for his mother and provide for his children weighs heavily on him.
He eagerly awaits the day his wounds heal enough to resume working. He plans to return to farming once he recovers, even if he has to crawl on his buttocks.
He accepts his fate and believes that perhaps God intended for him to walk for only 40 years and then face a different physical challenge for the rest of his life.
Reflecting on the past, Adisa often thinks about when he was self-sufficient and a breadwinner for his family. It serves as a reminder that life can change unexpectedly, with twists and turns beyond anyone’s anticipation.
Contact Adisa Alexander via telephone at 876 542 8440 to assist.