In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30, 2013, Dr. David Warner, a member of the Washington State University faculty, was found lying unconscious in the parking lot of Adams Mall in Pullman, Washington. The victim of a brutal assault, David suffered a severe head trauma in the attack and was transported later that morning from Pullman Regional Hospital to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where he was listed in Critical Condition due to the severity of his injuries.
At Sacred Heart, David underwent surgery to remove part of his skull in order to relieve pressure and to treat bleeding on his brain. Currently, he is in the Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart where his condition is being closely monitored by his doctors.
With the approval of his parents and family, this page has been set up to raise funds to help offset David's out of pocket medical and injury related expenses.
As a teacher, mentor and friend, David has touched hundreds of lives at WSU while actively supporting many non-violent causes that benefit the WSU community. Now's our chance to help him.
Please join me in donating whatever you can to help David in his recovery from this brutal crime.
$20,700 raised. That's over 4x the original goal of this fundraiser. Just amazing. Thank you so much for making this effort for David such a success!
With just one day left in David's fundraiser, I'd like to make one last appeal: If you have donated to David's medical fund in the past, THANK YOU!!! If you have not yet donated or find that you have the resources to donate again, the help would be very much appreciated.
Every dollar raised will make such a difference for David's recovery, and he is making such great progress!
The generosity of this community has been amazing. Let's see just how much further we can take this so that we can present David with even more resources!!!
With one week to go, the fundraiser for David is just short of 20 THOUSAND dollars raised!!!! Anyone care to push that over the top?!
We had good news today from David's mother! David has been moved back to Spokane from Post Falls, and he continues to make progress. His recovery will, however, take time.
If you have donated to David's medical fund in the past, THANK YOU so much!!! If you have not yet donated or find that you have the resources to donate a second time, the help would be very much appreciated. Every dollar raised really will make such a difference for David.
Again, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your generosity has been just amazing.
In just over a week and a half, you have all raised just short of $18,000 for David. What can I tell you? The generosity of this community has been truly astounding.
When I visited David in the hospital last week, I had the opportunity to meet his parents. I know that they would want me to tell you how embraced by this community they've felt. How the love and support you've all generated with your thoughts and prayers has and continues to be absolutely palpable to them and that there simply are no words to say once and for all how much they appreciate you.
As I've said before, David's bills from this attack will undoubtedly be astronomical. Let's continue to see just how much money we can raise for him. Every single dollar really does mean that there is some bill or expense that he won't have to worry about.
Please feel free to share this post and, again, thank you for standing by David's, and his family's, side.
THANK YOU!!! Thank each of you so very much.
Thank you for spreading the word about this fundraiser, thank you for your kind thoughts and words about David and thank you so very much for your generous donations. I am personally blown away by the power of our community. The original goal of this fundraiser was to raise $5000 to help David with the medical costs and injury related expenses that he faces due to this vicious attack. BECAUSE OF YOU, that goal was met and exceeded in less than 24 hours!!!!!
David's bills from this attack will undoubtedly be astronomical. Let's see just how far over the $5000 we can go for him. Please feel free to share this post and thank you again for standing by David's side!!!!! Every single dollar means that there is some bill or expense that he won't have to worry about.
Just a quick update for everyone: Since this site first went live this morning, we have already exceeded our half way point to the $5000 goal to help pay for David's medical and injury related costs. On behalf of David's family and friends, of which there are obviously many, we'd like to extend a huge "Thank You!" for all donations. Absolutely every dollar makes a difference and will help David as he begins his recovery. Please continue to share your thoughts, prayers and good wishes on the Facebook page as we work toward meeting the overall goal.