Update From The Hudgiks • February 28th

The other day I heard a lot of yelling, shouting and laughing coming from the family room in the basement. I figured the kids were playing games on the Xbox. When I went down to see what was going on I was very surprised.

Giant Checkers

I guess my family is very competitive.

One disappointment this year. It looks like this will be the first year since David started skiing that he will not be on snow. It takes a lot to get him out on a sit-ski. For one you have to plan way in advance and set an appointment. It takes a number of people to get him ready and then help him while he is out on the mountain. There is also the sit-ski. He really needs one built to fit his body. Otherwise they can be uncomfortable. Also where once he embraced the cold and snow he now feels the cold much more and this has been a very cold year. Hopefully next season he will be out and about on a snow packed mountain.

Because of time and other things I have also not been able to get out and ski. On our cars we have bumper stickers that read, “I Ski For David”. I think I will go up to Granite Gorge tomorrow and do just that.

We are still looking for Ideas on how to raise money to obtain a vehicle that David can drive himself in. Any and all ideas are welcome.

Our doors are always open to visitors. Stop by and say hello.

Thank you all for your kindness, caring and support.

David’s Dad


Update From The Hudgiks • February 15

David, Brittney and Jadyn

For those of you that don’t know, we have some exciting news. Guess who is pregnant? No, not David. But he will become an uncle for the second time. His sister-in-law and brother are expecting their second child. David and family are very excited. Congratulations Brittney and Jason!

David is working hard at his school work. He needs to take a physical education course to officially get his high school degree. We were struggling with that one a little. How does a paralyzed individual complete his PE credit?

Well they figured it out. David will get credit for working out with his manual wheelchair at school. This is no easy task for David. If you think about it, he has no use of his hands, very limited use of his wrist, no triceps and only a few bicep muscles that work. Also, this time of year snow can get in his way.

Buy working with his chair at school he will get the workout and practice that he needs to better control the chair. Additionally he will get credit for a course he needs to officially graduate.

Thank you Keene High and GO DAVID!

We are still working on fundraising ideas. His goal is to increase his mobility by getting behind the wheel of his own van and driving himself to school, work, doctors appointments, or just getting out to visit and be with friends. We expect the total cost to achieve this to be around $65,000.

Any and all fundraising ideas are welcome.

Well that is it for now.

Thank you for your support. Your support helps keep David moving forward.

Thank you,
David’s Dad Paul

3rd Annual HelpHOPELive For David 5K Set For September 12th


We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual HelpHOPELive for David Hudgik 5K Fun Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

This year’s 5K event promises to be the best yet!

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