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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.

Updates (14)

July 26, 2018

Just David making things happen with the boys at Home Depot.

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.

Photo Galleries (3)

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Guestbook

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!

Johanna Kalons

October 16, 2015

Team David all the way!

Tanya

October 14, 2015

I ❤️ your message, so inspiring!

Charlene

October 27, 2014

I'm glad this was a success. Sending positive vibes!

Brave Philco