D. W. was born and raised in Huntsville. He quit school at age 14 to work and support his mother and himself.
David developed carpentry skills through his jobs, mostly in commercial construction. He traveled to and worked at job sites around the state and southeast. Near the end of 2013, David was laid off due to lack of work. Unable to pay rent, he eventually lost his apartment.
David continued to work at temporary jobs through a day-labor company while living in a local hotel. Leaving for work one morning, David found that all of his tools had been stolen from his truck. Shortly thereafter, the transmission in his truck failed. Without transportation and tools to ply his trade, he was unable to make money to pay his hotel bill and shortly found himself homeless—living in a tent in the woods through most of the following year.
In late November 2014, David went to the emergency room with an unbearable headache. After tests, he was diagnosed with cancer in his head and neck. He remained in the hospital while receiving chemotherapy treatments until late January 2015, when he was released.
With support from friends and local faith-based organizations, David has been living in another hotel during follow-on radiation and chemotherapy, which began on February 9 and will continue through March.
David is a skilled worker with no disabilities, no criminal record and no substance-abuse issues. David’s hotel bill is $220 per week and funds to keep him there are almost gone. We have located an apartment for David at $385 per month, a substantial saving over the cost of the hotel room. He will move in on Thursday, March 12.
We need assistance raising money for his rent and utilities until he completes his follow-on treatments, which could last up to a year. Please join us in lifting David up in prayer for the miracle of healing and provision. If you can help financially please consider donating to his gofundme account or you can contact me personally.
- Dianne Holder
- Barb Truszkowski
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