David has continued his dedication by working overseas in support of foreign diplomacy and, to further our nations security back home. The last 20 years of his life has been to serve a bigger cause; his country and the people who live within.
David, who has gained numerous friends around the world with different religious beliefs, culture differences, and race, all because of the great person he is. He has no bias! He enjoys life to the fullest, his family, his brothers in arms, his friends across the globe, cooking barbeque for his team, and even the people that make fun of him (most of his teammates).
Now for the hard stuff...
David has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Specifically, Metastatic Squamous cancer of lymph nodes in his neck. He was diagnosed in May 2018.
Because of how slow our healthcare system and VA system are, David had to wait to have surgery on August 21st 2018. ALMOST 4 MONTHS! Which was then delayed and rescheduled for August 29th. Surgery was about 8 hours.
After the surgery, the surgeon stated, "It was worse than we anticipated". It was Probably because it took over 4 months to treat? Or, Maybe it wasn't, but it is hard not to blame time...
David has had his lymph nodes removed from his neck, his tonsils removed, part of his neck muscles, and a biopsy of back of his tongue. He will be going through radiation/chemo next.
This gofundme is to help with David's recovery, bills, family and comforts. Anything could help. He has no means of income for the time being, and probably will not for some time to come. At this time, the VA will most likely not cover his surgery (We will adjust the goal as needed, upon emerging details ).
We hope that the world returns the favor and helps David with a smooth treatment & future recovery. David has spent over a quarter of his life away from home to serve others, please consider taking a few moments to say a prayer in his name.
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