Darren: Blessed in Life

Darren. Faces of the Festival 2017. Photo by Steven Meckler

When I was 19 years old, I got in a car accident. I broke my neck in four different places. I was in a wheelchair for almost two years. They told me I’d never walk again or get out of the wheelchair. It’s been about 10 years now. I did a lot of physical therapy, a lot of getting up, going, moving around. I had good supportive family, good friends, everybody. I got out of that wheelchair, started walking. Now I sell honey with my parents at the Southwest Bee Supply store. We do all the farmers’ markets around Tucson. I just had a baby about three months ago. I love life. I appreciate life. I’m blessed in life.