Many people know Big Dave as a man with a huge heart. We all love his laugh, love Ek Trekking vicariously with him, and love his passion for sports (especially the WSU Cougars and Seattle Seahawks)!
As most probably know Big Dave had a serious diabetes complication in April when many of us were in Nashville for the NFL Draft. Sadly, Dave lost both of his feet 6-9” below the knee. As sad as this is it is really good news because we came close to losing Big Dave forever. So there is cause to celebrate!
But now Dave needs our help! Back in April hundreds of folks were offering up their support. Now that we know what Dave’s needs are it is time for us to help him! I asking all 12’s, all Cougs, all passionate sports fans, those languishing in Big Dave’s FB Friend Request Purgatory (there is a way out) and anyone who’s smiled from his FB posts, laughed along with his infectious laughter, or plain just had to awesome pleasure of meeting Dave Ek, to HELP. Dave’s insurance has maxed and so his rehab cost are out of pocket. Thanks to his incredibly awesome and generous co-workers in King County this has not yet became too big of a burden for Dave. But that help has limits. Plus there are many auto and home modifications necessary to allow Big Dave to get back to as close to normal as possible! We want to see Dave Ek Trekking again. The following are our goals:
-Financial support for medical/rehab when he goes on Long Term Disability @60%. -Needed home modification so Dave can live there with his wheel chair requirements. -Needed automobile modifications so Dave can drive again and eventually return to work
Dave has decided that any funds raised beyond those needed for the above will be donated to the Paralympics.