The David Law Firm is excited to announce the recipients of their juvenile diabetes scholarships this year: Crystal Bailey of Conway, South Carolina and Darec Longfellow of Graniteville, South Carolina. The David Law Firm will send $2,500 to Francis Marion University on behalf of Bailey and $2,500 to Clemson University on behalf of Longfellow.
A native of Horry County, Bailey founded the Cure for the Kids golf tournament. She was on the basketball, volleyball and softball team. Bailey was also in the debate club, placing third in the state. She was President of her student body, a camp counselor, drummer and guitarist in her church band, and on the yearbook staff. Her teachers felt she was a well-rounded student and a model citizen who displayed academic excellence, leadership and service. Bailey plans on studying nursing at Francis Marion University in the fall.
Heading to Clemson University in the fall, Longfellow plans to study biomedical engineering. He was a member of the National Honor Society and a youth mentor, tutoring underprivileged children. Longfellow was also a part of an audition only chorale group, the lead actor in four productions with the drama club, and was Senior Vice President of the student government. He played football and was a member of the track team. His teachers felt Longfellow was respected by the staff and his peers, never gave up and continually challenges himself.
The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarships were created to recognize students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, have high academic performance, participate in community and/or extracurricular activities, are leaders in their school and community and demonstrate they are successfully managing the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. The David Law Firm donates the funds, requiring the recipients to be South Carolina residents with juvenile diabetes, entering as freshmen into college.
Attorney Byron David, a Type 1 diabetic himself, believes the scholarship greatly benefit the recipient. “I know, personally, the hardships of having Type 1 diabetes. The insulin, needles, glucose testers, test strips and pills are very costly.” says David. “I am honored to be able to help someone starting a new life chapter. I hope to remind younger Type 1 diabetics that they are not alone and can still be successful, despite the disease. I am proud of them for pursuing higher education and feel blessed to be able to help.”
The David Law Firm established the scholarships through the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, who process the applications and ultimately choose the recipients. “The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates a platform for funding scholarships for juvenile diabetics.” says David. “I trust their expertise and sophisticated systems in choosing a deserving recipient.”
The David Law Firm is located in downtown Conway and concentrates on three practice areas: Personal Injury (Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, etc.), Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation. Serving the Conway, Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas, The David Law Firm focuses on exceptional service and personal attention while delivering optimal results. Call for a free consultation at (843) 488-1415 or toll-free at (866) 751-1614.
Congratulations to all the diabetic scholarship recipients of 2015! A special shout-out to the recipients of The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarships: Crystal Bailey of Conway, South Carolina and Darec Longfellow of Graniteville, South Carolina. The David Law Firm will send Bailey a $2500 check to Francis Marion University and Longfellow a $2500 check to Clemson University.
The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarship was created to recognize students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, have high academic performance, participate in community and/or extracurricular activities, are leaders in their school and community and demonstrate they are successfully managing the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes.
Congratulations again to the recipients! Stay tuned for more details on The Davids’ Diabetes Scholarship recipients.
The David Law Firm has hired their legal assistant intern, Taylor Griggs, as a full-time manager of their social security disability claims. A native of Hartsville, Griggs graduated this May with a Bachelor of Science degree from Coastal Carolina University, concentrating in Business Management. She has been interning with The David Law Firm since September 2013.
Attorney Byron David is pleased to have Griggs as a full-time member of their team. “Taylor has exceeded all expectations. She is an unbelievably hard worker and has an eye for detail; I feel fortunate she has decided to stay with us,” states David. Griggs will manage social security disability files including filing appeals, obtaining medical documents, court preparations and attending hearings.
You may recognize a familiar face in the May 2014 edition of South Carolina Lawyer Magazine! Attorney Byron David of The David Law Firm is featured for reading to the children at Bridgewater Academy for National Read Across America Day. South Carolina Lawyer Magazine is published bimonthly by the South Carolina Bar.
Attorney Byron David and Kiwanians were pictured in today’s Horry Independent for their food drive. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Conway recently held a very successful food drive for the C.A.P Center (Churches Assisting People) in Conway. Club members were divided into two teams and asked to bring canned goods and nonperishable food items. The losing team will serve ice cream to the winners next week. Way to go, Kiwanians!