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David Anderson

Pine Level, NC

Entry Photo for David Anderson - Pine Level, NC

After a traffic accident in 1992 left David Anderson paralyzed from the chest down, he went on to graduate from North Carolina State University and later received his Master degree from Campbell University. He met his future bride, Carmen, in 1999 while serving as a youth director at a local church. Their family grew in 2008 when 2 beautiful girls joined the family and they welcomed a baby boy later in the year. David spends his days teaching at a local high school, coaching tennis most afternoons and enjoying family time in the evenings. Any person with such a passion for family and teaching is a hero in my eyes.
Unfortunately, David’s current van is in a state of disrepair. The van has no air conditioning (It gets HOT in NC!), his seat does not rotate without manually turning it and the van ramp door will not automatically open or close, among many other problems. The condition of his van has led to a shoulder injury that will require surgery. This has placed quite a burden on him and the family that would be eased so much by more reliable transportation. I think so much of this family – I can’t think of any family more deserving of a new van than David and his family.