27-Year-Old Man Badly Injured in Ferndale Crash Gets Help From Kindhearted 9-Year-Old
8am to 5pm on Sunday; Amaya and her Lemonade for Dave Stand will be there from 10am ‘til close.No one in Amaya Diamond’s family was overly surprised when the consistently kindhearted nine-year-old made a “Buy Dave a Wheelchair” jar and placed all of her tooth fairy money inside. It’s when she started offering to wash cars on her street that they realized Amaya was serious about buying her recently injured family friend the costly electric wheelchair that he now needs. On September 17, 2017, Dave Menza was involved in a horrific car accident on the rainy roads of Ferndale, California and was flown to UC Davis Medical Center that night. There, he underwent a multitude of surgeries and treatments. Dave remains at Davis in critical condition and faces a long, difficult road ahead as he recovers and adapts.While the extent of his injuries is unknown, it has been determined that Dave will need a highly specialized electric wheelchair. Dave is a happy-spirited, charismatic 27-year-old who spent half the year behind the counter of local bakery darling Humboldt Sweets and the other half touring the world as the bassist for British punk rock band, The Adicts.Most importantly, to Amaya, Dave is the father of her unborn cousin, Ari. Due to be born in December, Baby Ari already holds a special place in Amaya’s heart. As a big sister to her seven-month-old brother, Amaya wants to make sure her cousin’s dad has the best wheelchair money can buy. So, what is a fourth-grade artist/baker to do when all the tooth fairy money has been donated and every car in the neighborhood has been washed? She organizes the world’s best lemonade stand. This Sunday, October 15, Amaya will be serving up her signature Lemonade in front of Humboldt Sweets on Main Street Ferndale with all money earned going directly to Dave’s Wheelchair Fund.Inspired by little Amaya’s big heart, Humboldt Sweets is joining in on the generosity by pledging all proceeds of mimosa sales from that day to Dave’s Wheelchair Fund. Humboldt Sweets is open from
Can’t get to Ferndale? You can pitch in by sending money to Humboldt Sweets attn Amaya at P.O. Box 404, Ferndale, CA 95536.