David was an undergraduate student at the University of Miami pursuing a degree in Microbiology & Immunology. He was inspired to start Project Bridge when one of his friends told him about her service trip to Belize. He wanted to join the project and make a difference in the lives of the special needs children in Belize. Project Bridge planned to make lesson plans and hold workshops for the special education teachers in Belize. In turn, the children would be educated more effectively and have a brighter future.
After a short battle with cancer, David passed away on January 7th, 2016 at the age of 20. In memory of David, his twin brother Rick launched a website for people to easily search for the closest hospital libraries/donation sites near them and donate new or gently used books for patients to find the same strength that David found in books.
The website is called David’s Library: http://davidslibrary.org/