Help a Brother Out

This is my brother, David.  Ten years ago, he collapsed on the floor at work and didn’t get back up.  He was just 35 years old, felled by a heart attack.  For days he lay in a coma before he finally woke up.  Against all odds, he survived.  But last month, at the age of 46, his heart gave out a second time.  With quiet determination, David survived once more.  But, I am worried about the difficulties he is now facing even as he tries to recover his health a second time.  His recent divorce, coupled with the loss of healthcare benefits, a struggle over financing and ownership of his pizzeria business, and a lawsuit over the same have put him on the edge of bankruptcy.

How You Can Help

David is not the kind of person to ask for handouts or assistance, but he needs a hand up, so I am asking if you can, please, help my brother out.  Let’s get him out of debt and back on his financial feet while he takes the time he will need to recover his health.

Let’s raise $20,000 to help David cover his personal bills, impending medical bills and legal fees while making sure he has money to continue paying his child support and save his business. 

Any size donation will help.  And, you can help us spread the word by posting a link to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using this link:

Your Support Matters

Together, we can make a big difference for David.  Your donation, no matter how small, will add up to an amazing new lease on life for him.  I am so grateful for every person who helps.  Please click that Donate button now.  Thank you very much.


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Organizer and beneficiary

John C. Erste 
Aurora, OH
L David Erste 
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