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.