NAMOW nominates David France for national award

Almost 12 years ago, France said he injured his neck and back at work and was unable to walk for a long time.

Although he continues some struggles now, he said being a volunteer has been helping him heal.

"I just am blessed for the right doors to open at the right time," France said of his opportunity to volunteer. "I went from being a receiver of care to being able to give a little bit of my life back to other people."

In addition to driving for NAMOW, France is also involved with End of Life Dying Companion and Home Caompanion programs in Central New York.

Through these programs France is able to spend time with those who don't have regular company or those who are in need of a companion during their last days or hours of life.

"I go and sit with them if there is no one that can be with them," France said.

Within all of his volunteer efforts, France said he has been grateful to have each experience.

"I didn't want anything in return. I just wanted to help others after I had been taken of," France said. "What they did is probably why I do what I do."

*David France's volunteer video can also be found on YouTube until the Meals on Wheels voting begins.

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