David Stephens needs a transplant

David Stephens of Houston, TX is needing help to cover medical costs associated with his care and future transplant costs.

In 2012 David suffered an aneurysm during a medical procedure and spent six weeks in a coma. He made a miraculous recovery and finished his teaching career at Aldine ISD retiring May of 2015, where he spent his twenty-one-year career. The ordeal took a toll on him and now he needs help. 

David is suffering from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is the most extreme form of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). He now also has lymphedema, and his body can no longer regenerate muscle due to the combination of issues. To survive, he needs a liver transplant. He is meeting with medical staff several times per week to get him prepared and is hoping to be on a list very soon. His medical costs have soared and there is a long and expensive road ahead of him to regain a reasonable quality of life.

David graduated from Bryan High School, in Bryan, TX in 1972. He later attended the University of Houston, where he graduated with honors. David served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was deployed during the Gulf war.

David is a family man who loves his children and grandchildren. He likes to spend time hanging out with family and especially looks forward to making the annual drive to Colorado, where he likes visiting with friends in the San Juan Valley.

David has spent his life in service to others. At his retirement party teachers, friends and students all shared stories of how David has made a difference in their lives. Like others, David has done nothing to bring this condition upon himself. Now it is time for others to help him.

Please donate to his cause.
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