It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that David Burd, valued AoA contributor since 2009, passed away this week, on Wednesday afternoon, May 13th. Four weeks prior, David fell from his roof and incurred multiple serious injuries. Unfortunately, his injuries kept him in the ICU, and in the end, proved to be too severe to overcome.
On Wednesday, it became clear to his sister and brother that it was time to remove life-saving support, and not long after, minus any apparent suffering, David took his last breath. His brother Steve and beloved dog Roxie were present with him in the ICU, and his sister Sally was present via FaceTime from across the country. For the last 20-30 minutes of David's time here on earth, Sally, Steve, and the 5-6 nurses present sang a number of songs to him, and Roxie was allowed in bed with him, licking and loving him in his final moments.
For those who have read AoA for any length of time, you know that David was a regular commenter and occasional contributor of articles. He was investigative, astute, and honest...all that is missing from mainstream media today...and we were blessed to have him share his important research, keen mind, and courageous truth telling with us here at Age of Autism.
David's family appreciated the many kind and supportive comments from AoA readers that were posted in response to the May 5th article reporting David's accident, and the many prayers offered up for him. Should anyone feel inclined to post additional thoughts about David, or messages to his family members, please do so here in the comments section. I will be forwarding the link to his sister so she can share it with David's family members. Additionally, should anyone want to make a donation to AoA in his name, and in remembrance of his work and writings, I am sure that David would have supported and appreciated such a gesture.
In loving memory of a truth-speaking warrior here at AoA and beyond,