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This is a public statement regarding the condition of Dave the Raw Food Trucker, written last night by his dear friend, Tresa:

"Hello Everyone,

Today I have some difficult, personal news to share with you. Dave is in the hospital. He has had a stroke, and possibly a heart attack. The encouraging news is that he's progressing well. None-the-less, we'd appreciate any prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts you can send his way at this time.

I suspect that you're probably just as shocked about this event as Dave and I were... So, I really want to explain "why" this occurred. Sadly, we've already encountered wild speculation from people, so, I want to clarify that, contrary to erroneous assumptions, this situation was not caused by the Raw Food Diet nor Juice Feasting; That's simply NOT the case.

I also want you to know that Dave is strong in his resolve to heal fully! And he remains true to his belief in Live Foods. In fact, he politely refused to eat hospital food; I watched as he calmly stated to doctors & staff that he would gladly fast on water before touching ANY food from the hospital that wasn't "live, organic and vegan." He has repeatedly affirmed that he will NOT be changing his raw food diet, nor his juicing habits. The doctors have thus agreed to allow him to have raw foods & juice at the hospital. Luckily we located a natural & raw food retailer near by called "Natures Food Market & Juice Bar." They've been such a BLESSING! I've been picking up fresh juice & food there each day for Dave.

Here's the truth of the matter: Dave has had a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation for MANY YEARS, which made him a high-risk candidate for stroke! (This has been his situation since before he became Raw, Organic and Vegan!) In fact, the one final prescription medication he's mentioned still taking, was for that very condition.

Also remember, Dave was morbidly obese for over 23 years, which placed a huge strain on his heart. Medical practitioners have told us that it can take 7 years or more to heal the circulatory system, and reverse the plaque build-up in his arteries. To add insult to injury, several situations occurred recently (not related to his diet) which, Dave believes may have also increased his risk.

And, as if all of this wasn't difficult enough, Dave has now discovered that, due to Department of Transportation Regulations, he will NOT be able to return to work for the next 6 months! Additionally, he'll be undergoing physical therapy & rehabilitation. This is a hugely unexpected change of plans, which has Dave feeling some concern.

Many people have already graciously asked if and how they can assist financially. This has prompted me to reach out, on behalf of Dave, to any of you who wish to compassionately contribute to his recovery. This is the first time in Dave's life where he finds himself "in need" of financial help from others, rather than in the position to "help others"... and it's an uncomfortable new position for him, to say the least.

If you feel compelled to help Dave during this financially difficult period, please go to the link below and give your gracious gift. You need not be a Paypal subscriber to use this service, it will work with any credit card. This service will be active for at least the next six months so that you can make one-time, weekly or monthly contributions... and the funds are made available to Dave immediately.

Click on, or copy and paste, this payment link into your browser to make an online gift contribution:

Or, if you prefer to send a check or money order, make it payable to: Dave Conrardy. Please clearly note "Gift for Dave's Stroke Recovery" on the check, and send it to:

Dave Conrardy/The Raw Food Trucker
P.O. Box 544
Auburn Washington 98071

On a happier note, Dave should be out of the hospital soon, we will host the 2nd Annual 

International Day of Juice Feasting on September 12th in Seattle as planned! He looks forward to seeing you there LIVE or via the web- cast if you're not local! (info is available at: (

I'll keep you up-to-date on Dave's progress, and we'll also be posting a video with details about this entire experience soon. Please keep Dave in your thoughts & prayers. Your generosity of spirit is so greatly appreciated.

Until we speak again, wishing you wellness and blessings,

Tresa (aka: Beauty, Elegance & Grace)
(on behalf of Dave The Raw Food Trucker)

To watch/listen to Dave's incredible story of transformation, click here.  To sign up for Dave's newsletter, go here. Any messages that you would like to be shared with Dave, please feel free to leave in the comments below. I will make sure  Dave will receive each well wish and note of love & concern.

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I am praying for you Dave...thank you so much for all you do....thank you so much for your contribution to the raw food community....I am praying for your quick and total recovery...praying that God blesses you spiritually, physically, fianancially, emotionally, in wisdom, strength and health. I pray God's hand of protection hold you close in His arms, and you have peace and happiness today.

E. Janie Fausz
Thank you for this update! I've been waiting, with heavy heart, for word on Dave's condition. I am in prayer for his condition and recovery. I hope many who are able will contribute to his financial needs.
My prayers right now to Dave. My husband and I watched all his videos last week and he was surely, the motivation we needed to continue to juice. Asking the Father to heal Dave better than before the illiness, asking also for compassion and generousity to this remarkable man. Dave the Raw Food Truck Driver. (Steve McQueen)
We need to care for those who have cared for us.
Posted on my page Purely Simple Raw. Sending POSITIVE ENERGY & THOUGHTS!!!!! Thank you for your update. :)
Dave is a wonderful person. So kind and loving. He has helped many, including me. Sending love and money his way. Many blessing to Dear Dave!!!!!!!
Glad to hear that he is progressing well. I wish him all the best and hope that he gets well soon
Thanks for the update! Sending positive energy and thoughts! This is what "community" is all about! xoxox
Praying for your fast recovery! I think it's fantastic you are staying raw and juicy while in the hospital. What an inspiration!
Praying for Dave and his speedy recovery and applauding his resolve to maintain his commitment to stay raw. God knows your heart and He knows your needs so I speak in to existence the open hearts of others be directed to you in this time of need. Looking forward to the praise report of both physical and financial restoration.
Dave, I am so sorry to hear of this temporary setback!!!However, I am 100% convinced that you will pull through and be better and stronger than ever before in every way.

I totally applaud your courage and strength with your decisions to continue to support your body with live foods, and not denigrate it with dead foods. I have asked the ascended masters and angels to be with you to support you every step of the way so that you can continue to be a beacon of light for so many people.

With much love

I love you Dave. You changed my life.

Last year (exactly one year) I was researching ways to cure cancer and diabetes naturally, learned about raw food and looked for raw food miracles on YouTube. Of course, with Krista's dilligent work, Dan McDonald's videos were the ones that came up first. "Little, skinny, healthy people" (my judgemental opinion) were not what I was looking for, but I saw you! I watched every video that he had of you, and there were only 3 I think. I subscribed to his videos and waited impatiently for each one, devoloping a little RAWKSTAR crush on you. I asked Dan to give you my number and even voted for you for the sexiet raw food male. LOL. I shared your videos with my aunt who is diabetic and developed breast cancer. Seeing your story made me seek out others who had lost tremendous amounts of weight and I found quite a few.

I know that your taking the responsibility into your own hands of continuing with juice and raw food is the best decision you could make. I applaud you, I pray for you, I am doing remote E. F. T. for your healing.

Thank you Dave. I love you.

Terri Mares
Dave, you were one of the first people who influenced me to try raw food. I have only been on raw for about a month but I feel like I have found my place. I have been on so many diets and have lost so much weight and would gain it back. I believe with raw food this will be a way of life and my body will heal itself and I will find my natural weight with no problems. Dave you know if you were not in the shape you are in now you probably would not have made it through this little bump in the road. I know it is so serious but you are a very strong man and I believe with all the love and prays coming your way there is no way you won't rally. Know that you are loved and appreciated so very much.

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