David Bradley received help from Penn Hospice as a child, when he lost his father to cancer. After a hospice social worker helped David understand his emotions, it was David's wish to someday help other children and teens in similar circumstances.
David's life was tragically cut short before he could realize his dream. In 1998, his mother, Doris Bradley-Plager, and her husband, Dave Plager, came together with David's friends and family from the west coast to the east coast to raise funds to start the program. Those many friends and extended family members continue to be strong supporters of the program today.