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David’s Refuge, where caregivers go to be cared for

Published January 29, 2017 David’s Refuge, where caregivers go to be cared for By Divya Murthy At the age of 8, David Pfohl lost his vision. At the age of 10, he was diagnosed with Batten disease, a rare progressive disease that renders cells incapable of breaking down built-up waste. In 2009, just short of his 21st birthday, David died, having battled the disease for 13 years. Read Article ...
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Interview by Eastern Hills Bible Church

Published December 11, 2016 Interview by Eastern Hills Bible Church Watch the video interview with the staff of Bridge Street ...
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A Healing Home: David’s Refuge offers respite for families of special needs children

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 ...
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13WHAM ABC Rochester

Published July 17, 2016 Organization looking to help parents of special needs kids An organization that gives parents of special needs kids mini-vacations is expanding, partnering with new locations in the Rochester area. Mom of four, Dana Bisnett, knows how how hard it can be to find time for yourself as a parent. "As a parent of typical kids, you always put yourself last. And with a special needs kid in the mix, you really come last," she said. Her daughter Giana, eight, was born with Spina Bifida and nine ...
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Women of Upstate New York Magazine

Published April 4, 2016 Losing a Child, Giving Respite, Restoring Hope – Providing Refuge for Others Losing a child: An unspeakable experience, of pain and devastation that can be completely overwhelming. Receiving help and support is what parents need amidst caring for a special-needs child or dealing with such heartbreak. Brenda and Warren Pfohl, unfortunately, know this pain too well. Read Article ...
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The Communicator – Online Publication of the NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO

Published January 9, 2016 PEF’s Generosity Helps Caregive Photos and story by SHERRY HALBROOK When PEF Region 4’s committee for hosting the 2015 PEF Convention in Syracuse selected a small non-profit organization called David’s Refuge to benefit from fundraising at the convention, it elicited a strong response from the 722 delegates. When the convention ended, PEF presented David’s Refuge with a check for $4,000. Read Article ...
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Syracuse.com

December 28th 2014 What Works tips: David's Refuge's laser focus, evangelizing, strategy Warren and Brenda Pfohl (left) are the founders of David's Refuge, a non-profit which offers weekend retreats for parents of seriously ill children. They are talking with Stephanie Irwin (center) and Scott Freeney of Syracuse whose daughter recently passed away. Warren and Brenda are hosting Scott and Stephanie along with another couple at 10 Fitch, a bed and breakfast in Auburn. Read Article ...
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CNYCentral.com

November 1, 2014 First fundraiser helps David's Refuge care for the caregiver Sun, 02 Nov 2014 02:25:50 GMT — It's a night with a little bit of elegance and a lot of food. This fundraiser at the Beak and Skiff Apple Orchard raised money to help the non-profit organization David's Refuge as it continues its mission to care for the caregiver. Read article ...
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Bridge Street, NewsChannel 9 WSYR

October 25, 2012 Watch the video interview with the staff of Bridge Street ...
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