David Jeffers was injured on August 1, 2011.
While on vacation with his family at the beach he was struck by a wave, with such force, that he broke two vertebrae (C5 and C6) as well as fractured C4. Because of these injuries, his spinal cord was bruised. He realized immediately that something serious had happened but was unable to move and could not get himself out of the ocean. Fortunately his wife and nephew noticed he wasn’t moving and pulled him to safety. He was operated on in Wilmington and then transferred to CMC in Charlotte. He and his family later decided to transfer him to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where he completed 4 months of rehabilitation.
July 31, 2017
David’s therapeutic rec activity has transformed into much more. He is officially an artist. You can check out his art on Instagram @iquadits for those that don’t know what iQuadits means: the “i” is for iPhone because all his art is done using his iPhone, “Quad” is for quadriplegic because he is a C5/6 quadriplegic and “its” is for edits because he edits photos.
July 31, 2017
A friend asked David, “if you could make one expense disappear what would that be?” He said it would be my nurse care because it cost my family about 1000 bucks a month and it’s definitely the most important. His friend was totally shocked that he had to come up with 12 thousand dollars a year with no help from insurance just for his nurse care alone (each year for almost 6 years now). He said, “I don’t know how we’re going to do it yet but that’s it, our goal is to raise 12k this year to take care of those nurse expenses!”
That’s a true friend.
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November 29, 2017
Happy Holidays to you and your family, David! You continue to inspire us every time we see you. The donation I sent is from both Kristi (Dr. Glidewell) and me- we hope it helps!
October 16, 2015
Team David all the way!
October 14, 2015
I ❤️ your message, so inspiring!
October 27, 2014
I'm glad this was a success. Sending positive vibes!