A Second Chance at Life

A Second Chance at Life

Bobby Semmont knows what it is like to get a second chance at life. In November 2011, he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and hit a tree. After being medevaced to Maryland Shock Trauma, he spent more than 37 hours in surgery as doctors rushed to repair his life-threatening injuries. More than a year later, Semmont still suffers from leg problems as a result of the accident, but knows he’s lucky to be alive.”God has a purpose for me here,” Semmont said, “I’m just going to keep going until I figure out what it is.”

For now, Semmont will have a much easier time getting to doctor’s appointments and work, thanks to the 1994 Honda Accord he received from Vehicles for Change in February.

“This car is going to make a world of a difference in my life,” said Semmont.

Semmont, who lives in Anne Arundel County but works as a salesman for a furniture store in Delaware, was facing unemployment if he couldn’t secure his own transportation.

“I have a lot of hope now,” said Semmont, “Things just keep getting better and better. I’m very grateful.”

Semmont believes that one of the most important things he can do is use his vehicle to help others. He will be using his vehicle to give rides to his fellow residents at The Fouse Center, a transitional housing residence for men who are committed to getting their life back on track. Semmont will be helping them get to and from meetings and doctor’s appointments.