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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.

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September 27, 2021

As Fall begins here in Ohio the temperatures are starting to dip and I am reminded of a project we need to finish before the weather gets too cold. Sealing the new ramp, putting down traction on it, sealing the railings and installing another one. We have an estimate and need $201 to finish this project as its a medical need that insurance does not cover. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, love and support!

July 16, 2021

This summer has brought some handicap van maintenance we knew was coming but not this soon. We needed brakes and the ac was not working 100% so we got that charged. This was mostly paid for by the $1000 grant emergency fund we found for which we are truly grateful! A few days later the ac went out completely.

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September 27, 2021

The best is yet to come!


August 4, 2021

Thinking of your family XO

Sherri Palackdharry

July 29, 2021

You guys deserve every cent ❤️

Christian Harris

November 30, 2018

Hoping that van will soon be there!

Ed Loewen