RMI Senior Shares Courage and Resilience

Jeff Guest with his son Braylon, now 9

’There’s a fight in me’ Danville native, former football player raising money for stem cell treatment

By Kendra Peek | The Advocate-Messenger | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To be able to walk again is a dream for Jeffrey Guest, a dream that could one day be in his reach if the Danville native can raise the funds.

“I feel like this is God’s plan … this opportunity,” the 28-year-old Guest said. “This is my time now. I’ve waited eight years and nothing in the U.S. has came available for anyone in my position.”

Instead, Guest focused on going back to school.

“I wanted to have an education, just so I wouldn’t spend time thinking about it. But I always told myself once I graduated school, once I got close to the end, I would pursue a way for me to tackle being paralyzed, for me to stand up again.”

And that time has come: Guest graduates in May from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in risk management insurance as well as finance. Presently, Guest said he isn’t sure what he will do when he graduates.

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Published on February 21, 2017

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