David vacationed on Long Beach Island since he was 6 months old and has resided in LBI or Manahawkin for the past 25 years. David graduated from Villanova University. He was diagnosed with Stage IV head and neck cancer on April 20, 2010. He founded David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation on August 8, 2010 with a group of friends. He was given a cancer free result on November 11, 2010 from his surgeon Dr. David Cognetti from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. David speaks with patient/family members affected by a cancer diagnosis and believes the Foundation has a responsibility to care for these families and be the voice for those that no longer have a voice. David is excited to be returning to his favorite hobbies of surfing, running and spending time with the loves of his life: his nephew Timothy and nieces Isabella and Sabrina.