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Feature story: Defeating his disability

Original post made on Jan 6, 2010

People know Dave Romano as an integral part of the Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade. Others think of him as a Mustang soccer referee or a Boy Scout leader. Many don't notice that he has a disability and walks with a limp.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 6:25 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Chris Hopkins, a resident of Danville
on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

Great story Dave. I love the "I don't give up." After overcoming my own disability, that is my main message to kids and adults! There is always something positive to gain from every difficult circumstance, as long as we don't give up!

Chris Hopkins "The unicycle guy"

Posted by bz, a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kiwanis member, a resident of Danville
on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

As a fellow Kiwanis member, I can tell you that this is only half the story. The amount of time and effort Dave puts into his incredible number of community service activities is amazing. As our Fundraising Chairperson for many years, Dave is instrumental in raising funds for local charities...sometimes over $50,000 in one year. He is truly an asset to the community (and an inspiration as well).

Way to go, Dave!

Posted by Kiwanian, a resident of Danville
on Jan 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

One of the great guys in our club and a real inspiration to those with disabilities both obvious and hidden.

Posted by Soccer Coach, a resident of Danville
on Jan 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Dave refereed a few of my teams soccer games this last year. He did a great job. I had no idea of the extent of his disability.
Thanks for helping with Mustang soccer.

Posted by your neighbor Ruth, a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I'm your neighbor - call us re: the handicapped ski program. My husband Dave (your neightbor - I think you know who we are) has been involved for over 25 years. Maybe we should get together?

Posted by Joan, a resident of another community
on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

What a winner!
No wonder we all love this guy!
Great gumption and attitude.
Miss you Dave all the way from NZ!

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