David A Endersby (Goat) spent 21 years as a Marine. He retired in 1996 and went to work as a government contractor in the Northern Virginia area. In his off-duty time, David is involved with a Section 501c (3) charity, the Warrior Brotherhood, taking care of veterans and their families. He single- handedly raised thousands of dollars for local veterans. In fact, his charity work has earned him national recognition, and he was elected president of his local chapter. This is a proud man who really cares about veterans.
He found secure living space for a disabled veteran, delivered Easter baskets to wounded warriors at Walter Reed – Bethesda National Naval Medical Center and participated regularly in cleaning the Viet Nam Veterans’ Memorial and the surrounding grounds every Memorial Day Weekend for almost a decade. He and his wife Susan reside in the Fredericksburg area.
Susan was forced to retire early from Spotsylvania County Schools because he became ill. A complication of his illness is that he lost his right leg in August, and the left in October, to an infection that nearly cost him his life. David’s tough, but is a ways away from being fitted for prosthetics. Like any Marine, he has adapted to his new life circumstances to the best of his abilities.
Not so his home. The VA has done a great job setting up a ramp so David can get into and move around in his home. They can only provide some of the funds needed to remodel his bathroom so he can take a shower. It must be wheelchair accessible, with a transition seating area that allows him to shower on his own, because you cannot wear prosthetics in the shower. His current set up requires his wife to put him in a chair from his wheel chair and drag them both into the shower. It is really a tough task. David has had a couple of nasty falls and this is not good. Picture below showes his shower stool doesnt even fit in the shower making this a big task for his wife Susan and the clean up is time consuming.
There is also the toilet area. He cant get to his toilet because his chair doesnt allow him to access this area so he has to sit in a special chair and do his business in a bucket. Not your ideal situation.
Please help David and his wife Susan try to live as normal of a life as possible. We are trying to get the construction set up as soon as possible, March/April so they can move foward in life.
David is a good man and deserves the best. He loves the Marines and he loves his Country.
Anything helps, even if you dont have money to donate, Prayers and good vibes help as well. Materials and labor help as well. If you would like to help in the renovation please contact me to set something up.