“I have overcome a lot in life but nothing compares to what Dave has done.” 

​                         – Darryl Strawberry, former MLB player





“That dude has a bigger heart and soul than any other tall brother.”

– Snoop Dogg, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor




“You have to see and hear his amazing story to believe it.”   

                     – Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs Manager





“One of the most uplifting and inspirational stories you will ever hear.”

– Neil Everett, ESPN SportsCenter Anchor




                                                                          Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ 

“It’s better to try and fail than to never try at all.” Dave Stevens, an inspiring athlete and father, spoke to Chaparral Elementary School students about dreaming big, setting goals, and accepting and loving our differences. Dave is also a product of the #WESD! He attended Desert Foothills, Sunnyslope, and Mountain View. Thank you, Mr. Stevens, for returning to the #WESD and sharing your truly inspiring story.