David Iverson is a life-long resident of Viroqua, WI. David is married to Heidi and they have two children; Brett and Amanda. Their family is blessed with two adorable grandsons; Aaron and Lincoln and their third grandson will arrive soon.
On November 8th, 2016, David became gravely ill. He was taken from Vernon Memorial Healthcare by ambulance, to Gundersen in La Crosse. They thought David had thrown his back out. Unfortunately, that was not the case. An MRI confirmed his back pain was caused by a large pocket of infection (abscess) in his lower back. He was diagnosed with a serious infection, called "bacterial meningitis", which was in his blood, up and down his back and spine, his neck and the outer lining of his brain. The doctors said it was the worst meningitis infection they have ever seen. Because of this large abscess formed in his back, there was also a small one on the back of his head/brain and later on the upper spine and base of his neck. He was on a ventilator for about a week, was not cognitive or able to eat, talk, or do anything on his own for about 2 weeks.
David has beaten the odds, survived this and was able to come home in late January. David has very long road of recovery ahead of him and the doctors are hopeful he may be able to make a full recovery. It will be at least one year before he may be able to return to work. With the proceeds from this benefit, we would like to help him and his family through the coming year to make things a little easier for them and David, by allowing them to help David concentrate on his recovery.
His family and friends would like to help David's journey back to recovery a little easier by hosting a fundraiser this day at the Viroqua VFW. There will be a spaghetti meal, auctions, raffles and much more. We are asking for donations for his fundraiser to help David during this coming year. We sincerely appreciate any donation you may be able to make.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, there is an account open at WCCU for the David Iverson Benefit. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Daniel @ (608) 634-3006, Amy @ (608) 606-3545 or Cheryl @ (608) 606-9788.