May 2017, The third year post transplant finds David anxious to return to the world of work. Even though he is still disabled, as his immune system is medically suppressed, he wants to get back in the swing. During his "retirement" he volunteered with SHIIP a program that offered Medicare counseling. Now he has opened Senior Health Insurance Brokers, LLC in Durham, NC to specifically meet the needs of seniors and those people on disability who qualify for Medicare. On the personal side. David and Mary became grandparents for the first time last July. Maintaining anti-rejection drug therapies along with anti-cancer drug therapies is financially crippling. One drug alone is over $6,000 per month. Insurance and assistance programs do not cover it all. Understand that your contributions are deeply appreciated. Thank you!
Jan 11, 2016
The year of 2015 was an exiting year. Through the involvement of FamiliesUSA.org David became a spokesperson for Affordable Care Act. He was featured and wrote an OpEd in the Washington Post. Was interviewed on MSNBC by Al Sharpton. Had several press conferences with members of congress. Attended the hearing at the Supreme Court involving the ACA and appeared on NBC national news the evening of the hearing. David has started volunteering his time as a Medicare counselor to the local SHIP agency in Durham, NC to begin to give back what so many have given him. He still has not been able to return to work due to issues that keep arising from his life saving transplant. The need for HelpHopeLive is still there. Please continue in your support.
Sep 30, 2015
Hi everyone, Eighteen months post transplant. Overall thought, what a wonderful thing life is. Not always easy, not always pretty but always beautiful. Have had a few bumps since transplant. ...