David Warren's Medical Fund

$4,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 42 months
Julia 'Podzemny' Bennett
on behalf of Michelle Warren
David Warren graduated from Clayton High School in 2000 and is the grandson of Gene and Verleen Atchley. He is a husband, father of four and friend to so many and is suffering from a rare blood disease called Erythromelalgia.  Erythromelalgia currently has no cure, and while the cause of the disease remains unknown, it is thought to be a condition resulting from dysfunction in the normal narrowing and widening of certain blood vessels, leading to abnormalities in the flow of blood to the extremities.  In David’s case, it has resulted in extreme pain in his feet (including constant stabbing pain, burning and open ulcers) for almost 3 years now.   This pain is now traveling upward, causing extreme sensitivity to touch, temperature changes and water…even resulting in the skin falling off as it is washed.  Although certain pain medications have offered slight relief, they’ve carried their own problems…leaving David sixty pounds heavier, in an almost constant state of dizziness, and often passing out due to pain.

 Now confined to a wheelchair, David needs our help.  He is supporting his family as a small-business owner, and his future prognosis might be the amputation of his left foot.  In his state of pain, we as his friends and family can do two things: pray and offer monetary support.

 So, as we pray for a miracle and his complete healing, let us also support his family through a monetary donation in whatever amount we can give.  We cannot bear his pain, but we can help shoulder the burden.

 Please support the Warrens.
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Good news and bad news....
David is still having huge relief from swelling with not as much sugars.

Yesterday he had a few doctors appointments (one of his last with him on medical Insurance)
And found out he has cataracts and now diabetic. Which could also be a reason why he has been more dizzy than normal.
He has been complaining about his vision for quit sometime so we will be setting more appointments to find out the extent of it.
We are seriously worried about the outcome of this because David did go blind at the age of 19 for a year. Amazingly his vision came back but has always had very bad vision since.
He had more blood work done this morning and will find out in the next few days if here's anything else going on or that we need to know.
As soon as we hear anything new I will keep you all updates.
We appreciate all your prayers tremendously.
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First off I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive, generous, faithful, your prayers and love for David!
Our last update was on Davids birthday and he was having his first great day in a very long time. He's had a few great days since

... Our business truck went down, and were off for another 6 days, so we've worked 7 in a row to play catch up!
Since then he has been able to go three days with no pain during the day. But still is not able to use his leg in the evenings and uses his wheel chair. He's has been on a special diet, which I'm certain has a lot to do with his flares.
We've taken away most of his butterfingers and cookies, and using bananas/ fruit as his replacement. Took him a few days to get used to, and I was the bad guy for buying them and making him eat them LOL but he's realizing a difference.
We've been so blessed with so much help and ideas with oils, specially made and mailed for his symptoms which have shown some relief also.

Unfortunately he will no longer have Medical insurance as of the 31st of March. Hearing this news was a huge punch in the stomach would be the best way to express how we feel!
So prescriptions, office calls and specialist will be out of pocket again this year.
We can only pray that with his new diet will help him tremendously in the long run.
We have no control over this mysterious rare disease but are doing the best we can with what we know.
He was only able to handle the pain with out his steroids for his disease for a short time until it was unbearable. He is now back onto 80 ml of Prednisone a day, and had him bed ridden Saturday. His body does not do well however he tapers his meds to adjust more smoothly.
Today is a new day, and he is adapting better as each day's goes on.
Thank you all again for checking in on him. We appreciate everything you all have been doing for him. I wish I can hug each and everyone of you!

-Michelle (Davids Bride)
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From Michelle:
Beautiful morning here in Az!
As David sleeps, I am here catching up with life.
Yesterday was a whole new different day. Emotionally, physically, financially and mentally. The lord was really looking out!
Not sure why but David was very weak, shaky and did not have much control over anything. Not even something as little as lifting his right leg, which is his good leg into the car. He was so shaky he was not able to keep his soup onto his spoon to get it into his mouth. So many huge differences in one day had us both in tears.
With it being such a drastic change from one day to the the next, David decided to read up on the disease again.
We get no hope, news, updates of any sort from his doctors. So all we can do is read up on what we can find and do our best with his horrible rare disease! He did find some new information and I'll add a picture of what he found shortly.
Yesterday was tough but we turned our night around to the best. Even though we missed another day of work, we enjoyed every minute with our children

Looking forward to a new day!
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Happy Friday everyone!
We just got of the phone with his vascular surgeon and Davids results came back "Stable" and does not need a follow up appointment! This FANTASTIC NEWS! But then again were at another dead end. He is getting normal blood flow all over, but for some reason it's not going back up his left(bad) leg. So back to the primary Doctor we go to see what our next step is. We have so many questions now as to what to do now. His primary said this is the appointment we need to go to for a possible, more likely amputation. We appreciate all your prayers... You all are so wonderful
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$4,250 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 42 months
Created February 21, 2016
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Michele Somers
25 months ago
Eric Clay
25 months ago

Love you guys. Hope this helps

37 months ago
Daniel Martinez
41 months ago
Katie Alsup
41 months ago
Charley & Marilyn Oney
41 months ago
Kellie O'Connor
41 months ago
Justin Weese
41 months ago
Candace Baily
41 months ago
Melissa DeVere
42 months ago

We love you guys so much

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