Our Skydiver Hero, Dave Hartsock put his life on the line for a student that entrusted her life with him. He unselfishly "took the hit" for her, so she would be o.k. She is o.k. , but Dave has paid dearly for this courageous act of heroism.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to help a hero in need. On August 1, 2009 David Hartsock sacrificed his body on a tandem skydive. He did this so his student could live and he is now paralyzed. Our goal is to provide home health nursing to keep David in his home and out of a nursing facility. His perseverence during this struggling time has given many of his family and friends inspiration, but they all need your help. There are many expenses that we do not think about that come with home nursing care, and those expenses can add up very quickly. In order for David to be taken care of, he needs professional, personal, and reliant care on a daily basis. His mother worked non stop to be there for him and given up everything to be by this side, she hardly rests and never sleeps. And it is the little things that keep her up at night, how will she shower David without help, change his clothes, or even help feed David. And those are only to name a few. This is the reality of the situation and the only way we can make an impact is to provide David and his family with professional full time care. People could never imagine what it is like to be in David's position, but when we talk to David or visit him in the hospital or his home, his spirit radiates.
The greatest gift another human can receive is the gift of life and he has selflessly given up his body so another may live. ALL donations are given to the family to help with David's care. God Bless.