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David Talkington of Newark, Ohio was diagnosed with Hypophosphatasia (HPP) as an infant. This rare metabolic bone disease causes patients to break bones easily, fatigue, pain and can impact their quality of life. David could work a regular job until 2008 until he broke two femurs within 6 months of each other due to HPP. The Doctors informed him he should be on disability due to slow healing fractures caused by HPP.

David was approved for Social Security-Disability, is now in a power wheelchair outside the home and on tough days at home, but has experienced wonderful progress with treatment and physical therapy! He can now walk around inside the house with assistive devices as well as using his power chair depending upon what he needs that day. He has made more progress than we ever dreamed! While this is encouraging for longer distances he will still need the wheelchair.

Updates (17)

April 13, 2021

Hope Travels
Well we have not be able to travel much in the last year as Covid precaution have changed things for us but we are delighted to get out for this virtual race. Hope Travels. You can walk, run, wheel, or bike, this virtual 5k wherever you are to help us with Dave’s medical needs that are not covered by insurance. Dave and I will do it over several days and end on May 16th.
We need to do some maintenance to our handicap ramp at our house as well as some on our handicapped van. Current guess on this is around $1500. You can join our team Bones4life at this link or for Help Hope Live to help others. Thank you so much for joining us in hope for us and others on this journey!

February 22, 2021

Hot water tank and install paid!
We thank God for our friends, family and Help Hope Live! The hot water tank and install was something we were not looking to have to do so soon. This was a medical need for Dave as hot showers are pain relieving. Having this connection with Help Hope Live helps us to receive the help we need with medical necessities that are not covered by insurance. Thanks again to all who gave towards this need it has been met.
We look forward to spring being right around the corner with the birds and flowers and getting our ramp and deck resealed, as well as the couple of rust spots taken care of on the van. Please consider these two needs estimated at a total of $1500. Thanks again!

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November 30, 2018

Hoping that van will soon be there!

Ed Loewen

November 27, 2018

We love you Dave! I can't wait to see you in your new van.

Kenton Brown

November 17, 2018

In honor of David D Talkington

Kevin & Tami Holman Kevin & Tami Holman

February 12, 2018

Love you Dave!


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