Help us Give Hope!
Every year, over 17,000 people will suffer a sudden and tragic spinal cord injury. They are most vulnerable to depression and despair in those early days, and are desperate to find stories of other people who have experienced something similar, grasping for hope.
We want to give them a copy of David’s inspiring music and book. To that end, we are forming partnerships with trauma centers around the country.
If you belong to a trauma center and want to help us, please contact us at CelebrateOvercoming@gmail.com.
We hope to have the album and book available beginning in early May. Stay tuned!
DF Ride for Hope
The David Francisco Ride for Hope was a charity bike ride we produced in 2018 to tell the story of spinal cord injury survivor and Overcomer, David Francisco. On April 27, 2016, while the 24-year-old singer/songwriter was riding his bike home, a distracted driver ran a red light and crashed into him at over 30 miles per hour. The impact left him with a severe spinal cord injury. After 2 years of intense physical rehabilitation, David defied the odds and got back on a bike to ride over 200 miles on a tandem bike with his wife Kristi at the helm, to celebrate all that he has overcome.
Back to Blackbird
David Francisco, an aspiring song-writer and musician, abandons a traditional career path to pursue his dream of playing and recording music professionally. But while a student at the world-renowned Blackbird Academy, David experiences a devastating setback when a serious accident leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. This 20 minute documentary is his journey back to blackbird.