David Cry, a lifelong resident of South Louisiana, started The Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Foundation in response to his own diagnosis with Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) in 1997. Just 29 years old when his legs became fitful, David fought hard to maintain his ability to walk for over a decade. Now more limited because of the progressive nature of AMN, David has been described by one doctor as the healthiest sick person you will ever meet. In his eyes, the challenges David has faced now serve as the fuel that drives him towards the many goals he has set.
Now an author, David's book, A Short Walk Home, has a scheduled release date of June 30, 2015. Never one to settle for the status quo, the energy and vitality David brings to his work each day has, and will continue, to benefit mankind. David lives in Slidell, Louisiana with his wife Jaymee and their son Brennan. After losing a son, Logan, to ALD in 2013, David's passion towards solutions was reignited.