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Support Sarcoidosis Research in Memory of David Manners

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Project ended on September 30, at 02:18 PM EDT
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Human Sunshine Extinguished Too Soon

David V. Manners was a loving husband. He was an honorable and dutiful father. He was more than the definition of a dedicated family man, providing support, guidance, patience, and love every minute of every day. He spent hours playing with the three most important people in his life, Liam, Cole and Aidia Manners. Legos, trains, superheros, and even princesses when they were younger. Various sports as they got older. Basketball, football, soccer, and wiffle ball. He would plan family time, making the perfect meal to share around the dinner table, or booking camping trips to encourage the kids to explore nature and its beauty. Our family is not the same without him and never will be.

But the story doesn’t end there. To say he was respected and admired in his work as a school counselor, would be an understatement. He genuinely cared about everyone. Not just his students, but the staff he worked with, and it showed. One of his students composed an article in his memory, referring to him as human sunshine. And he was. Human Sunshine.

Heartbreakingly, his light was extinguished way too soon. Unbelievably, at the age of 52, David suddenly left us. Unbelievably because he was the vision of health. He was tall, thin, and strong. He ate well, exercised regularly, and didn’t smoke or drink. He even focused on optimal sleep, learning the importance of sleep cycles. Knowing that his father had suffered from heart disease, he made regular trips to a cardiologist. I will never forget the day he came home from an appointment with what we thought was good news. Results of the testing revealed a healthy heart. No signs of any concern. Yet David passed away less than 2 years later, from what we know now was not a healthy heart. A heart destroyed by Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

This is why more money needs to be available specifically for research on Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Doctors need to be more aware and better able to diagnose. Treatments need to be developed and researched. Lives need to be saved. Families need to be salvaged.

Please consider donating. In honor of a beautiful man, who would be proud to be able to give back to the world, even in his death.

We'll also be holding a wiffleball tournament! (And so much more) to celebrate Dave's birthday!

You're invited to:

  • Come for wiffleball. 
  • Come for pick up soccer.
  • Come for music. 
  • Come for food. 
  • Come for raffles. 
  • Just come! 

September 17th, starting at 10am and Wiffleball starting at 11am

Souderton Borough Community Park 459 Wile Ave, Souderton, PA 18964

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