Dengue Fever is known as The Bone Crushing Disease, and that’s exactly what it felt like it was doing to David. At that point, with a 105 degree fever and a body racked with pain, David was giving up and saying, “It isn’t worth it, I just want to die so the pain will stop.” But he didn’t die! In the end it was confirmed that not only did he have Dengue Fever, but three other tropical viruses as well, and the doctor said he didn’t know how David was still alive.
Truthfully, if it wasn’t for God, and because he was so healthy and in the best shape of his life, David would have died. He lost over 60 lbs in 11 days, and even though he lived, the pain and other side effects of the virus lasted for many years after he was released from the hospital! David was in and out of the ER so many times in the weeks following his initial recovery that the ER staff recognized him and began to call him the “Dengue Fever guy.”
So David’s health and fitness routine and lifestyle literally saved his life!