The Numbers Are In…

Pictured presenting David with the proceeds of the Spares for the Chair event is Debbie Pickering.

Pictured presenting David with the proceeds of the Spares for the Chair event is Debbie Pickering.

Last Sunday’s Fundraiser, “YANKEE LANES SPARES FOR THE CHAIR”, raised a total of $2,221 dollars.

A Big “THANK YOU” goes out to Debbie Pickering for organizing the event, Jeff Barden of Yankee Lanes for the use of their facilities and Ron & Jennifer Bush for their D.J. & Karaoke services.

I would also like to thank the many individuals, family members, friends, co-workers, local businesses from Keene and the surrounding communities who helped contribute and make this fundraiser a success.


Total funds raised so far: $4,500
The Goal: Getting David more mobile by the use of a Tankchair.
Cost: $15,000
So he has a way to go but I know he will get there.

We are currently looking for additional ways to raise funds. We are open to any and all ideas.

On behalf of David and my family I would like to Thank you all for your continued support. It does make a difference.

David’s Dad Paul


Bowling Fundraiser for David on November 15th


$20 per adult, $10 per child
Free Shoe Rental
Silent Auction
Live DJ and Karaoke

Bowl to help David get out of his house and into the woods! David loves the outdoors, but since the accident four years ago that left him a quadriplegic he hasn’t been able to enjoy what he lives for; snow, fresh air, excitement and adventure! A Trackchair will allow him to get out into the woods, to tackle rough terrain, and to get to the top of the ski area. This would mean the world to him!

Yankee Lanes Bowling Center in Keene – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 15th

If you can’t make it on the 15th, you can still help by making a donation to his Trackchair gofundme campaign –

5K Update from David

One of this year’s raffle prizes will be a combined package from Granite Gorge Ski Area & Volkl!

Granite Gorge & Volkl

The package will include:
-Clothing from Volkl
-A 2015/16 seasons pass to Granite Gorge

Everyone who enters the 5k will recieve two raffle tickets. Any additional raffle tickets can be purchased: $1 = 1 ticket or $5 = 6 tickets

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– Thank you:)

Group wall post by David Hudgik

We’re redesigning the way that the David’s Journey to Recovery website works, and we apologize for getting a bit behind with posting updates here. This is the latest Facebook post from David:

June 8 post

I want to let everyone know that my 5K fundraiser is coming up on September 12th. This is my first and probably ONLY fundraiser of the year.. So please help me get the word out by sharing the 5K website link –> I want to say thank you to the few people have already set up their online fundraising pages to help me reach my goal, you guys are awesome👊 Just remember that you don’t have to be a runner to help out or participate. All the details are at .. Thank you all

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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What a Great Day!

A big THANK YOU goes out to all who participated in the 2nd Annual HelpHOPELive for David Hudgik 5K Fun Run!

You helped raise over $4,000 which will go towards getting David behind the wheel and driving his own van. Click here to see how the day went.


David will be getting a driving evaluation on September the 24th. This is the first step in getting him driving on his own.

Thank you goes out to Caragh McManus for her help in organizing this event. This would not have happened without out you.

Other people we would like to thank Includes:

William Derry, thank you for your help with running the race.

KOHL’S Cares … A Great Group of People!
New Hampshire Partners in Health… Provided the T-Shirts and more
Monadnock Developmental Services
Price Chopper … Provided the water and bananas
Dunkin Donuts … For the morning coffee
Monadnock Radio Group & WKNE for helping promote the event
The Keene Sentinel for running many ads promoting the event
The Keene High Girls Cross Country Team
The Keene High Girls Soccer Team
The Keene High Girls Field Hockey Team
The Keene High Boys Cross Country Team
ANDY’S CYCLE For the Mountain Bike
Granite Gorge
Park Ave Deli & Market
Absolute X-Terminators of Granby Mass.
Deep Roots Massage
Elm City Bagels
Fritz Belgian Fries
Keene Cinemas
Life is Sweet
Prime Roast Coffee
Shack n’ Cheese
Toy City
Yankee Lanes

Also would like to Thank David’s Aunt Kristen for her help with his web site and designing his posters and promotional material.


David is very excited about driving again and you all are making it happen.

Looking forward to see you all at David’s 3rd Annual 5K FUN RUN in 2015.

Thank you for your Support, help and love.
David’s Dad Paul


Save the Date. Don’t Miss This Year’s Fun Run August 30th!



August 30th, SAVE THE DATE! You can start promoting this year’s Fun Run right now. We need everyone’s help! All the tools you need (printable flyers, pledge sheets, Share buttons) are available at the Fun Run web page.

And it’s not too early to start asking your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to sponsor you. The individual who raises the most funds will be presented with a trophy! You can download your pledge sheet today at the Fun Run web page.

David wants (and needs) to learn to drive, but he can’t just hop in a car and go. Let’s do our best to raise the funds needed for a van conversion. Visit the Fun Run web page right now and use the buttons there to share with your friends. Register online right now and you’ll be guarunteed a free tee shirt!


It Was a Great Show!


This past Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon David spent his time at the Community House of Marlborough watching Branch River Theatre’s production of a variety show called “Way Off Broadway.”

We had a great time watching the performance and meeting and greeting the people that came to see the show.

We want to thank the Branch River Theatre group, the actors, musicians, and all the other members who worked very hard on this production to make it happen.

We also thank the people who came out to see the show. The great thing is all the proceeds will go to help David.

The picture above is of David with the cast and crew of “Way Off Broadway” after the last show on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks guys, it was an awesome show for a special guy. He smiled through the whole show. Had a great time and made a lot of new friends.

David’s Dad Paul