Update From The Hudgiks • March 24th

David Stretching

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I thought I would attach this picture of David doing his morning stretches. Every morning before David gets going he stretches out with the help of his mom. This morning Oliver, the big cat stretching out next to him, and Thelma, coaching him, decided to join David in his work out. Oliver is a cat that adopted David and family when we were living on Main St.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Travis and Spencer Blanchard who came over yesterday to get the TV mounted above the fireplace. David has been enjoying it Immensely! It is wireless and can be controlled from his Ipad. Thanks guys!

David’s current fund raising goal is to raise enough money to purchase a manual wheelchair.

A manual wheelchair would do many things for David including increasing his Independence and mobility. Right now he has an electric wheelchair which weights 350 pounds. When he is sitting in it the whole rig weights over 500 pounds. The only way to get him around is by his van. He is limited to where he can go. If there are stairs the electric wheelchair is to heavy to lift up.

Manual wheelchairs are strong and light weight. They also fold down so David can ride in anyone’s vehicle. A manual wheelchair would also provide exercise and strength training.

Manual wheelchairs are expensive. They are costum built to fit the user physically and also designed to fit their lifestyle, and in David’s case that would be an active lifestyle. Right now we are looking at a cost between $6,000 and $8,000 for a chair. Unfortunately the chair would not be covered under insurance so we are looking to raise funds through fundraisers.

This May we are looking at having a tag sale out at our home on 124 Old Walpole road. If you have items, that are not broken, and still have a useful life, gather them up and get them over to us.

More information to follow on this.

We are also open to any and all fundraising ideas. Let us know what you are thinking.

“Life … If you don’t take some time to look around once in awhile you might miss it!”
~ Matthew Broderick ~ In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Time to get out and have some fun with the kids …

Thanks you all for your Help.

Dave’s Dad Paul


Update From The Hudgiks • March 17th


Just finished our dinner of corned beef and cabbage. We lit a fire in the fireplace for the first time. Yeah! It works and burns well. David is enjoying its warmth and had his dinner by the fire.

Dave was unable to go skiing last week because his back was sore. Not much time left to the season. Hopefully he will get on snow soon.

Barb has been real busy working as David’s trainer, physical therapist and caregiver. She has been giving it her all. We are very proud of her and thankful for her care.

We are almost moved into the house. A lot of detail work still needs to be done. Every weekend we get a little closer to being fully moved in.

We are looking to get more fundraisers going for David. More information to follow shortly.

I would like to thank you all for your support, love and prayers. You all have been inspirations to David.

Thank You.
David’s Dad Paul

Update From The Hudgiks • March 4th

David at Granite Gorge, Feb 2013

Yeah! It looks like David is going to get on snow this season at Crotched Mountain Ski area. Yes, David has reservations for this Saturday at 1pm to go Sit Skiing. He is very much looking forward to getting back on snow.

Things have been very busy so it has been hard to set time aside to go skiing. We hope to get him out to other mountains, but the season is running out and so is the snow. All are invited to join David this Saturday up at Crotched Mountain Ski area.

The attached picture was taken of David and friends at Granite Gorge a few Saturdays back.

Thank you for your continued support,
Dave’s Dad Paul