A gamble for a better life

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CHEYENNE, Wyo.- A Cheyenne man by the name of Shawn Brown has been granted an opportunity for a better life.

After an ATV accident near Encampment in 2012, Shawn was left paralyzed from the neck down. His mother, Jeannie Brown, now takes care of the 35 year old, with the help of cousin, Trystin Green and a daily caretaker. Jeannie says it's a challenge for the whole family while she tries to work a full time job.

After a year of research, Shawn now has a chance to go to Panama to undergo spinal cord stem cell injections for a chance to live a quality life; however, the family says the opportunity comes at a cost. Jeannie says the price that includes the procedure, the flight, room, therapy, caretaker and other additional costs will estimate close to $70,000.

A benefit to help Shawn will be held Saturday, September 23 at the AMVETS Post 10, 3839 E. Lincolnway in Cheyenne. It will go from 1-5pm and include food, a cash bar, music, silent and live auction, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Shawn also has a GoFundMe page.