David had a stroke in 2012, though fortunately he doesn't have aphasia, but the stroke left him half paralyse. He has become a great peer leader for the charity.

He was extremely fortunate in that he didn't suffer from some of the usual deficiencies that follow a stroke so has decided to make the most of it.

After a lifetime career in the aviation in the industry with Dan Air and then with a small tour operator, he felt well prepared to offer advice to those who find themselves in a similar position, and of course the more unfortunate stroke and aphasia victims.

Before his 'incident' David involved himself in a host of different sports, football, cricket, squash, tennis, rugby union, table tennis and when this proved age restricted he turned to golf. His work also provided him with a lot of satisfaction, particularly his time as a manager with an airline which offered opportunities to play on some of the worlds finest golf courses.
Involvement with becoming a team leader in the Say Aphasia movement occupied time in his unoccupied life following his retirement from a normal life. The incident left him with a seriously incapacitated right side, however he had the ability to speak, read, write and most importantly to drive. He attends lots of meetings as well as him being responsible for leading the team in Chichester. A busy week.