Dana and David Hurst and children
David Hurst’s life came to an end on Oct. 26 at the couple’s home in west Texas, where he was in hospice care after a long battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Dana and two children, Audrey and Parker.
David started his professional career as an emergency room physician in North Platte. He worked for eight years at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. His heart was in the sandhills and his passions were hunting, golfing, baseball and skiing, according to his obituary.
David and Dana started their family in North Platte, welcoming Audrey in 2008 and Parker in 2010. Dana is a former employee of Nebraskaland National Bank.
David's cancer was diagnosed in August 2011.
On Thursday Nov. 7, Timesaver will offer full service gas services from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a freewill donation. Donations can also be made at Nebraskaland National Bank. Funds will go to several organizations in David's memory, including a remission bell at the new Hillcrest Cancer Center in Waco, Texas.
After David died, “friends and I sat out on the grass and looked at the beautiful sun and sky above my home,” Dana wrote the next day in the family blog, http://hurstfamilyupdate.blogspot.com. “The pastor showed up. We sat in a circle outside and he prayed. As he prayed, we held hands. Minutes into the prayer, it began to rain. It rained and rained. It began as a drizzle, just enough to feel and to continue praying.”
It rained for three hours, even though it doesn't rain in central Texas very often, Dana said.
By sharing David’s journey on the blog, he connected with more than 4,000 individuals. His story showed not to let cancer declare your life, but to let faith and love make your life. It is believed by his family, friends and Team Hurst members across the country that David is peacefully in heaven glorifying the Father he glorified on this earth, according to the obituary.