Friday September 28, 2018
The Tin Roof Bar and Grill
5701 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce, FL, 34947
It only takes one instant to change life forever and David Souza knows this all too well. It started with a back ache. Then the back ache didn’t go away. It got so bad that Dave left work in Palm Beach and went to the emergency room at Tradition Hospital. (Yes, the guy who walked around with a broken femur for six weeks could not stand the pain of a back ache.) That hospitalization did not provide any answers and that was Dave’s last day of work.
Over the next few weeks David became yellow; jaundice. Back to the hospital he went. This time a diagnosis was made and it was life-changing. The doctor said, “You have pancreatic cancer”. Four words that still remain devastating four months later (fight #1).
Dave went through one of the most complex surgeries there is; a Whipple procedure. It sounds like a silly name, but there is nothing silly about it. More tests were done during more hospitalizations. Then came the chemo and even more hospitalizations. Then, his insurance company stopped paying for his care (fight #2).
David, the guy everyone could always count on found himself needing support in a way he never thought he would. David, the guy whose motto is, “Move over and let me show you how it’s done”, now needs the support of others in order to “get this fight done”.
Patti, Jaclyn, and Jessica thank you from the bottom of their hearts for your friendship, love, and prayers for David’s recovery.