David was born in 1952 and within 5 weeks was rushed into hospital for a life saving operation. He was suffering from a condition known as pyloric stenosis, which at this time was a life threatening illness and despite his tender years he was operated on without anaesthetic. As well as health issues David was referred to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in 1955 at 3 years of age. The consultant referred to David as "a rather miserable, stubborn difficult boy who has a lot of disagreements with his brother, but it is at first difficult to believe that this pain is just a neurosis."
David married in his early twenties, set up his own business and went on to raise three children with his wife. However, his physical and psychological issues came to a head in the late 1980s during the breakdown of his marriage. In 1993 he started counselling to attempt to confront and resolve many personal issues. At this time he was diagnosed "as a schizoid personality, depressed and unable to maintain relationships due to severe narcissistic damage."
During his counselling David attempted to repair the broken relationships with his family. There were a number of personal issues that he was trying to come to terms with, such as a lack of self belief. He was referred to a psycho therapist who he was to work with for many dark days, weeks, months and years addressing many personal issues which had been suppressed for many, many years.
Whilst there are still the occasional dark days the inner healing, self belief and personal development that have stemmed from David's work with a psycho therapist and through counselling have completely changed his life.
The book, A Child Unheard, is intended to reciprocate the love and support that he has received over the years from those around him and also to reach out and help those who have experienced or who are experiencing similar issues.