Update From The Hudgiks • February 16th

David with the Bruins Alumni and the Crotched Mountain Wild

David with the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Crotched Mountain Wild

Yes, it has been a while since I was able to post anything on Facebook. I have been unable to find my home computer in the many boxes that we packed away.Today I’m back online.

Two weeks ago we moved the last of our belongings from the storage shed and 266 Main Street location into our new home on Old Walpole Rd. I would like to thank The Blanchards, Travis and his brother Spencer for helping out. I would also like to thank Blanchard & Sons Drywall for the use of their company van.

Travis was a real bulldog and kept everyone focused and on track. We got everything that we needed to be moved done in three trips.

Thanks guys! We really appreciate the help.

Last Sunday David got to drop the puck to start the CMARS charity game between the Boston Bruins Alumni and the mighty Crotched Mountain Wild at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

David got to meet all of the Bruins Alumni Classic players before the game and was able to get his jersey and hockey stick signed by the Bruins players and staff. He also got to meet Governor Lynch and his wife. He was treated very nicely by everyone.

After the game we went to a reception for all of the players, volunteers and sponsors. David got up in front of everyone and gave a short speech about what the CMARS program meant to him.

David had been looking forward to this event. It gave him an opportunity to give some of his time to help an organization that helped him get back on snow and has helped many others like him to get outdoors and enjoy Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking and Canoeing. Thank you CMARS!

David & family are enjoying their new home. We are very thankful for the support from many individuals and organizations that have help with renovation.

Stay tuned for more …

David’s Dad Paul

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Story In Union Leader Highlights David’s Positive Attitude

David with Molly Hajjar at Crotched Mountain Ski Area ~ February, 2012

David with Molly Hajjar at Crotched Mountain Ski Area ~ February, 2012

Keene high student makes strides in accident recovery

February 11, 2013
GREENFIELD – Though a fluke accident on a trampoline left him a quadriplegic, David Hudgik’s positive attitude is helping him meet his new life head-on. That zeal was whyread more.

David Featured on WMUR News

David was featured in this video news story from WMUR news in New Hampshire.


Charity hockey game benefits disabled

Program teaches disabled how to participate in outdoor activities

The Boston Bruins Alumni and Crotched Mountain Wild Hockey game took place at St. Anselm College.

David Hudgik was a special guest at the event.

“The support is great. It’s awesome to be out here,” Hudgik said.

Read more and see the video

The Sentinel Catches Up With David

Photo by Michael Moore -  Sentinel Staff

Photo by Michael Moore – Sentinel Staff
David Hudgik and his father, Paul, are seen in their home on Old Walpole Road Thursday. The home has been adapted for David, paralyzed in a trampoline accident more than a year ago.

David Hudgik: Making progress with a smile

from SentinelSource.com, Sunday, February 10, 2013

If you come across a photo of David Hudgik, most likely he’s smiling. It reflects his optimism 16 months after being paralyzed in a trampoline accident at his home in Keene.

Life moves forward for the 17-year-old Keene High School senior and his family, even when they’re tempted to shake their fists at fate. But that …read more.

The Move Is On!

Moving Crew

David, family and friends spent the day moving yesterday. We are about 20% thru the move. We have about 50% of our stuff moved over. Still have the other 50% to get done and then over time get things unpacked out of the boxes.

Some of the crew are pictured above. From left to right: David’s grandfather Frank, his Aunt Lisa, brother Jason, his friend Will, cousin Mark and cousin Jake.

We had a great crew. All where very tired by the end of the day. Lots got done, but there is a lot more to do. Time to get back to the move.

Thank you everyone for your help.

Dave’s Dad Paul