In Memory of David Edwards
Gridiron Hero David Edwards, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 28th 2008, a little after 1:00 P.M. We are saddened, but take heart that David has crossed that end-zone one last time and is out of his wheelchair and in a better place. Please keep the Edwards and Stanton Family in your Prayers. I also ask that you keep all our Gridiron Heroes and families in your prayers.
- Eddie Canales
David is at peace now. He is not suffering anymore. He was a gift and an inspiration to everyone he touched. That's what he leaves us."
- Faye Stanton - David's Mother
"It's hard to say goodbye but I know he's in a better place. He was a good young man."
- Cedric Stanton - David's Father
"It's very hard. We're going to miss him a lot, but he left us a good example of how to live."
- Devin - David's Brother
"David was such a sweet and lovable young man who brightened our lives with his beautiful smile and upbeat personality." "We were blessed to have had the chance to get to know David. Most recently we saw him at the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in August."
- Ron and Terri Booker
"The former Madison football player was incredibly courageous during his recovery, often seen at Madison sporting events and helping with Gridiron Heroes, the organization that helps spinal cord injury victims."
- Don Harris - WOAI
In Memory of David Edwards,
Please Consider a Donation to the Gridiron Heroes Education Fund
Our good friend and fellow Gridiron Hero, David Edwards, was a strong proponent of education and had dreams of returning to school.
The Gridiron Heroes Education Fund provides resources to allow injured athletes to continue with their dream of attending a college to obtain a degree.
Problem: To qualify for state assistance an injured athlete must enroll for 12 full semester hours in order to pursue their dreams. For most athletes, this is a huge obstacle due to the major health conditions associated with having a spinal cord injury. An established educational fund would help with the continuation of these athletes’s education at pace they could handle.
Please consider a donation, in David's memory, to this important program.
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