Van for Disabled Police Officer

$8,230 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 48 months
Julie Heer Parde  LEXINGTON, NC
On May 5th 1992 my husband, David Parde, was working as a police officer in Lexington NC.  On the night of May 5th he was sent to answer a prowler call at a local apartment complex where three individuals were posing as Domino's Pizza delivery people to gain access into people's homes to rob them.  When David arrived and started searching for these individuals he was shot in his back by one of them.  Even though David was wearing his bullet proof vest, the bullet pierced the strap and he was left a T-2 paraplegic, leaving him paralyzed from his chest down and never to walk again.  David is an exceptional person and is admired by his peers, he volunteers with the local DARE program, talks to local church groups and continues to inspire others by telling his story of that night.  He has never been angry or revengeful due his incident and in fact, he has used his injury to be a positive role model for so many people that he has come in contact with.

David had assistance getting a wheelchair accessible van from Workers' Compensation at the time of his injury over 21 years ago.  Unfortunately, the van is in need of replacement, David is unable to work and no longer has the funds available to him to help purchase a new one for him.  The cost of the van and handicap equipment together is around $70,000.00.  Although there are many grants available to disabled military veterans (as there should be) there are very limited options available to police officers injured in the line of duty here at home, that is why I am coming to you for help.

I am truely grateful to everyone for helping to raise this money so that David may continue to try to live as independent as possible.
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Update 4
Posted by Julie Parde
41 months ago
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THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who donated towards David's new van. We have been able to raise about 80% of our goal. David's current van is on borrowed time and has been in the shop for repairs several times recently, we have found a new van in Greensboro and will be borrowing the remainder of the funds needed this week to purchase it.
We are so grateful to EVERYONE for all the donations and fundraisers. There was definitely a lot of hard work put into helping Dave by many of you and we are so humbled by your generosity.
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Update 3
Posted by Julie Parde
48 months ago
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Hello friends,
I want to thank everyone that has helped us toward our goal! We still have quite a way to go, please continue to help me spread the word about David and his need for a new van.
Thank you soooo much!
Julie Parde
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Update 2
Posted by Julie Parde
48 months ago
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Thank you to everyone that has helped us so far, the response has been very humbling.
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Update 1
Posted by Julie Parde
48 months ago
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Wow! Already on our way towards David's new van. Thank you!
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James Young
47 months ago
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Good cause. We need to stand up for our police.They are there to protect us.

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Lana Sterling
44 months ago

Brothers and sister in blue we need to support our brother!

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$8,230 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 48 months
Created January 22, 2015
Julie Heer Parde
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43 months ago
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Bud Blaylock
43 months ago

I challenge all LEOs, retired or active, to meet or exceed my donation. Retired, Greensboro PD, 1990-2014.

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43 months ago

Praying for you ...

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krista ennis
44 months ago

Thank you for your service and life-long sacrifice! Words aren't enougg but i hope this small donation will help reach your goal! THANK YOU!!

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James Young
47 months ago
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Good cause. We need to stand up for our police.They are there to protect us.

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Lana Sterling
44 months ago

Brothers and sister in blue we need to support our brother!

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