David is lovingly referred to as “The Man Behind the Mission” here at David’s Refuge. His belief that there was nothing he couldn’t do encourages us to do the same. He would often say, “I keep doing things I can’t; that’s how I get to do them.” David climbed waterfalls, rode a bicycle, went to college, taught children to read, and extended kindness and acceptance to everyone he met. While many said David was able to love without judgment due to his blindness, it was really his passion to follow Jesus’ example of unconditional love. David’s faith was simple; he loved others as God had loved him. David modeled for us how we want to love and accept every family that comes to David’s Refuge.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” There is no doubt David is proud to know that his story and faith created a “Refuge” where parents can be refreshed, restored, and renewed as they care for their children with special needs or those struggling with a life threatening illness.