David Stonecypher was exonerated in 2019 after more than a decade behind bars in the Philippines. Like many Exonerees, he is facing the challenge of building a new life in a world that has changed dramatically while he was struggling to prove his innocence.
Below, in his own words, is David’s journey. Read on to learn how you can help him directly as he builds a happier life.
My name is David Stonecypher. I am from Iowa. I was wrongfully imprisoned in the Philippines for 12 years. I was exonerated by the PH Court Of Appeals in 2019.
I returned to a world very, very different than the one I knew before I was arrested.
I am trying hard to put the pieces of my life back together. My mother died in my absence from Alzheimers in 2017. It bothers me so much that I couldn’t be there for my mom when she needed me most.
I’d like to take roses to her grave sometimes, and I could use some help with that expense. I couldn’t give her roses while she was alive, I’d like to give her roses to let her know I love her and I’m sorry I couldn’t get home in time. It’s really hard to accept that she is gone.
I also need money for gas to go there. I live about an hour away.
Thank you for this. ️ May I ask for your prayers too, that God brings peace and healing into my life. ️
David recently adopted two puppies, and told us that teething toys and puppy treats are especially appreciated. We have placed these items on his Wish List, too.
Click the link above to go to David’s Amazon Wish List. Your gift will go directly to David and is so appreciated.
At The Sunny Center, we work with Exonerees like David to help them heal from the trauma of wrongful conviction and start them on the path to building a healthy, fulfilling life. Please consider making a donation to The Sunny Center by clicking the button below.
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Peace and Love,
Sunny and Peter