Dave Smith's Recovery Fund

$58,975 of $150k goal

Raised by 668 people in 5 months
Dave Smith
on behalf of Shannon Fowler
 LOS ANGELES, CA
Dave Smith is a man whose life is a human expression of generosity. A true freedom fighter in the trenches of suffering. Whether it is as a Buddhist meditation teacher, an addiction specialist, an author, organizer, friend, son, brother or partner- Dave's waking moments are fueled by the endeavor of service. It was on his way to teach; empowering others to turn towards their own suffering- that Dave was hit by an oncoming driver that took a left turn. 

Those of you that know Dave, know the strength of his spirit. So many of us have had the very course of our lives redirected, by our dear Dave Smith.

There has been an outpouring of love and support from those Dave has touched from all over the country, and all over the world. Now it is our turn to support Dave, in the way he needs it most. Much of Dave's livelihood comes from whatever is offered to get him to the next class, or meditation retreat.

Unfortunately, this has not included any medical insurance. Some specifics for the future that Dave will need are: Home care, medical equipment , follow up medical care, and physical therapy. Pelvic surgery is a very complicated one and although Dave is lucky enough to have one of the best orthopedic teams working with him the surgery alone can cost up to $50,000. The on-going costs of medication, physical therapy, medical equipment, and nurse care can exceed $100,000.

What is needed now is for the same generosity that guides Dave’s life to carry him through the massive costs of healing his body- so that he can continue kindling joy, freedom, and truth wherever he goes.
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Update 4
Posted by Dave Smith
21 days ago
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Hello everybody,
Thanks to all of you for the support, both financial and emotional. I am recovering better than expected and it has been both challenging and hopeful. This week I had 5 Dr. appointments, and 2 Dentist appointments. The support that you all have provided has given me the opportunity to get a good medical insurance plan and to be able to do some much needed physical therapy which is extremely helpful, painful and also costly. It will take about 1 year for me to get back to the strength I had before the accident. Slow and steady seems to be the way. The damage I did to my pelvis was very extreme and the Dr and the PT specialist both state that the recovery is longer than most. I am currently sitting with a lot of hope and gratitude. Thank you again, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or just want to check in. therebelsaint@gmail.com
me and my mom. Paonia Colorado
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Update 3
Posted by Dave Smith
3 months ago
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Hello everyone, sorry its taken me so long to check in here. I have been completely overwhelmed with gratitude at the amount of love, support and generosity that has come to me the last several weeks.

I am currently at home recovering....slowing. I had a massive injury to my pelvis which shattered it in a few spots. I can get around on crutches and a wheelchair and anticipate that I will be able to get to some walking in about 8 weeks or so.

I am doing some teaching at ATS, which is harder than I expected. My energy is low but my mind and heart feel stronger by the day.

big love to you all, I hope to see and meet you on the path.
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Update 2
Posted by Dave Smith
3 months ago
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Hello all! The recovery is going smoothly and Dave is enjoying time with family and friends at home. When this go fund me was set up Dave was pretty out of it so we set the funds up to go into his life-partner's (Shannon Fowler) account.
The funds will be withdrawn in her name. The funds will all go directly to Dave's medical bills and medical supplies. Thank-you all so much for your generosity and out-pouring of love.
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Update 1
Posted by Dave Smith
4 months ago
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I was reflecting today where we were a few weeks ago..... how integral the breathe really is, and how each breathe he took that day (and for several days for sure) felt somehow like a victory....flash forward to today...he is in the active process of healing, and breathing on his own, and talking, and eating, and beginning physical therapy! Of course we are not fooled, there is a long road in front of us....But I need not tell you all that Dave is strong in heart, character and body! The outpouring of love has held me steady often, and now as he gets stronger and sees this page himself, I believe it keeps him steady too! Thank you all for your continued support and love for the one and only....I love him so.

-Shannon Fowler
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Diana Rossi
21 days ago

Love love love, so wonderful to hear you are doing so well. Family is everything in life!!!

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Vidyamala Prue Burch
21 days ago

Great to hear you are doing well Dave after such a difficult and painful injury. Go well. Be well. Much love xxx

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Kenley Neufeld
3 months ago

Rock-on brother. I'm happy to know you are home and recovering. Thanks for the updates. Peace!

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David Dorje
5 months ago

Prayers and Love

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$58,975 of $150k goal

Raised by 668 people in 5 months
Created October 19, 2016
Dave Smith  
on behalf of Shannon Fowler
AG
$15
Antonina Greene
10 days ago

I wish you well on your journey of recovery. May you be free from pain.

$50
Anonymous
11 days ago
CB
$100
Christine Blackburn
18 days ago
DF
$50
Daniel Frederiksen
20 days ago
CC
$80
carolyn cipperly
21 days ago
$100
Anonymous
21 days ago
JE
$200
John Edwinson
21 days ago
$25
Margaret Celli
21 days ago

Good luck Dave! I've enjoyed hearing your talks via podcast here on the east coast.

$100
Tony Karraa
21 days ago
SL
$100
STEVE LEVITT
21 days ago

Dave, we love you, keep going

Diana Rossi
21 days ago

Love love love, so wonderful to hear you are doing so well. Family is everything in life!!!

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Vidyamala Prue Burch
21 days ago

Great to hear you are doing well Dave after such a difficult and painful injury. Go well. Be well. Much love xxx

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Kenley Neufeld
3 months ago

Rock-on brother. I'm happy to know you are home and recovering. Thanks for the updates. Peace!

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David Dorje
5 months ago

Prayers and Love

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