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.
November 22, 2021
We are so thankful this year we were able to get the handicap ramp reconstructed and sealed. We also were able to get a step added so that one was not too high for David. All surfaces were painted with a texturized paint to help seal as well as help with traction since we live in a place where winter will be here soon! Thank you for helping us lighten the load by your donations in honor of David D Talkington to Help Hope Live. Our next goal for Giving Tuesday is $1500 towards handicapped van maintenance for our van Silver.
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!
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December 6, 2021
You are both very loved and appreciated!!
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September 27, 2021
The best is yet to come!
August 4, 2021
Thinking of your family XO