Published November 1, 2016
A Healing Home: David’s Refuge offers respite for families of special needs children
By Mark Bialczak
Warren and Brenda Pfohl could have let the 13 years that they watched their son David fight Batten Disease, losing his sight and then his life two weeks’ shy of his 21st birthday, form a hard scar over their souls.
Instead they decided to open their Manlius home as David’s Refuge, a spot where parents or guardians whose children have special needs or life-threatening conditions can spend two days for free to refresh their spirit.