A Wilmington High School graduate is getting help with his medical expenses from a NASCAR team.
David Call, an Air Force veteran and resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Call graduated from Wilmington High in 1987, as did his longtime friend Tony Priskar, who is vice president of sales and marketing for JD Motorsports in Gaffney, South Carolina. The team has two drivers – Ryan Vargas and Bayley Currey – who compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“I still remember it like it was yesterday, all the fun times we had in elementary, junior high and high school,” Priskar said of the call. “David has worked hard to help people his whole life, and it’s time people started helping him.”
With so many medical bills, Call and his family are looking to raise money to cover those costs.
“All I can do is fight this and be strong for my family,” said Call, 53.
JD Motorsports to bring awareness to Call’s GoFundMe page during the Sparks 300 at Talladega in both no. 4 and No. 6 displays on cars. Visit the link to donate https://gofund.me/590f28a6.
On that page, editors Karen McArthur and Jenny D’Amico wrote: “Dear David was diagnosed with brain cancer 10 days ago; He has since had surgery to remove most of the tumor and will soon begin treatment, probably in another city. . We hope and pray for the best results. He is a veteran (Air Force). Medical bills, travel and lodging expenses become a huge burden and distraction. We are asking for financial donations to fight this with everything you have. He has a wife, four children, two step-children, a mother, father, one brother and 4 sisters who he loves very much! Thank you in advance for your generosity and concern. Please keep him in your prayers and send positive thoughts his way. The Sparks 300 begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised on the USA Network.