This is how I met the love of my life. This is my testimony and story of love, hope and perseverance. I met Kristi through my dear friend Gideon. We were both playing a gig at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville TN and we all 3 had dinner after the concert. We had a wonderful time, but I thought I would never see her again, as she lived in California and was on a completely separate path than me.

One month later, on April 27, 2016, the path I was on was completely disrupted…by a car speeding through a red light. I was on my bicycle and didn’t even see it coming. They told me my spinal cord was severed and I was unlikely to walk again. When all looks bleak, love can be found.

The Love Story and recovery continues with David’s audition for American Idol 2018 with the assistance of Kristi. An emotional performance brings Katy Perry to tears

She saw past the wheelchair. He found hope. They both found love.
The David Francisco Story - A spinal cord injury survivor
Formerly Paralyzed Singer Brings Katy Perry to Tears - American Idol 2018 on ABC