Kevin and I are trying to do some motivational talks with churches, companies and schools. Our computer business is what pays our bills but motivational speaking is where our passion lies. We love to speak to people and encourage them to go beyond their limits. We all tend to get too complacent in our own lives and forget that there is so much more in the world to be accomplished. I have seen my husband struggle through many things and he never gives up. We can all take a lesson from that, I am amazed with his accomplishments every day of my life.
We know so many disabled people that collect from the state or federal government and because they don't see a need to work they don't work. It frustrates me because my husband works very hard to support his family of four. I remember when he was trying to get a job and we just had our daughter. It was very difficult for Kevin to get a job or to do something that would bring in an income.
We started doing some motivational speaking, we had some talks but it really wasn't enough to pay the bills. Kevin was extremely frustrated because he felt like he was letting his family down with not being able to support us. He wanted so much to support all of us.
Kevin has always been very intelligent when it comes to computers. He has been fixing computers since he was in high school. One day he overheard a lady complaining about how her computer was broken and she didn't know where to take it. So Kevin talked with her and offered to fix her computer. At the time he was thinking he'd just fix it for free like he does to his family and friends. When he finished fixing the computer they lady insisted on paying him to fix the computer. Of course we were not going to turn money down. Then we started thinking that if people are willing to pay to get their computers fixed why not start a business. So we started CompuPane and it has been up and running now for three years. All of Kevin's clients absolutely love Kevin and his abilities, they appreciate that he does not over charge people like the rest of his field but that he is fair.
I am more thankful today for Kevin and his life. This morning we got an email from a disability group that we were involved in a few years ago. When we opened up the email we found some distrubing news, one of our friends who happened to have Cerebral Palsy died, she was only around 24. This friend of our died during complications from surgery. After hearing people with CP dying I am more thankful for every day I have with my husband.