Positive Thoughts and Prayers For David

You might remember my friend, David, from my previous posts. David lives at the Care Center where my mother lives. What an amazing man. Every time I see him he has a big smile on his face despite all he has been through, the constant pain he is in, and all he deals with on a day-to-day basis.

David lost one of his legs in an auto accident that also caused him to suffer multiple internal injuries. I just assumed  when I heard he was in an auto accident he was either driving a car or a passenger in a car… However, I found out that what actually happened to David is that he was ridding a horse and was thrown off breaking his back, leaving him in a wheelchair… Then, he was crossing a street, in a cross walk, in his wheelchair, when he was struck by a drunk driver causing him to lose one of his legs and he suffered massive internal injuries… Of course he was treated immediately upon arrival at the hospital when he sustained his initial injuries… Then, when the insurance ran out and he was deemed “well enough” he was sent to the Care Center for 24/7 care until he was strong enough to get through the many other surgeries he will need. He is only in his late 50’s. His doctor’s say he may need to have his other leg amputated because of on going complicated infections… But, before they can even address that, they need to repair some of his internal injuries that are even more life threatening…

David is going into a 12 hour surgery tomorrow in the hopes of repairing those internal injuries.

I visited with David today when I went to visit my mother. He is in good spirits, typical of David, but he did hug me and asked me to pray for him, and asked me to ask other’s to send positive thoughts, energy, and/or prayers for him to make it through this surgery. I asked David if he had family members that would be with him during his surgery and he told me his sister, and one of his four children are flying in tonight to be with him tomorrow during the surgery…

This is my friend, David, holding the beautiful stained glass angel my brother-in-law, John made for him. David said he is packing this angel in his hospital bag and is going to ask that it hang in his hospital room with him until he can return to the Care Center… My thoughts and prayers are with you David.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lucie vezie
    Dec 09, 2014 @ 23:24:26

    My thoughts and prayers are with David.

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  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Dec 10, 2014 @ 01:05:40

    I will pray for quick recovery from his surgery tomorrow! !

    Reply

  3. katsbynp
    Dec 10, 2014 @ 02:44:36

    I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers for David. He is such an inspiration and positive person. Thank you for letting us meet him.

    Love you

    Reply

  4. gotham girl
    Dec 18, 2014 @ 17:20:53

    What an amazing individual! There is so much so many of us can learn from this man! I love that you share so many of your care center stories…love them…and you! Is David still in the hospital?

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    • beyondcinderella
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 21:55:09

      I will see my mother tomorrow, Friday, but at last report, David was still in the hospital. I can’t hardly wait to see him back at the Care Center.. I will provide updates as I receive them. Xoxo

      Reply

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