We are saddened to announce the death of our sweet David, who died unexpectedly from a seizure on November 25, 2021 at the age of 9 years. David died peacefully in his mother’s arms.
David Vlade Nestorovski was born on November 5, 2012 to parents Igor and Marjana Nestorovski, and Sister Anna, whom he loved most. He came to this world for the purpose of bringing a new form of joy to our lives and teaching many the true meaning of unconditional love. Born with a genetic disease that affected both his physical and mental development, David defied all prognoses, proving that all doctors were wrong. Although his diagnosis was that he could never walk or even hold his head, he started walking at 5 years old. Even to run at some point!
David attended Rosehill Elementary School and was in 3rd grade. He loved school, especially going on the bus, and was loved by all his teachers, helpers, and therapists. David could not speak, but he was able to express his needs and love in many different ways. He was a happy kid who smiled at everyone, loved to hug, liked to go to different places, walk in the parks, play in the bathtub at night and see Mickey Mouse. Despite his disability, David was constantly finding new ways to express himself and interact with his family. A simple look at David could say more than a thousand words, which no person with the ability to speak could even express. He started struggling with epilepsy for the past two years, but never allowed himself to be unhappy. Over the past year, doctors have tried different medications and diets to help eliminate seizures, and more recently added CBD oil to their treatment.
What David preferred was to spend time with his sister and “annoy” her in every way possible, one of them kicking him in the face. He showed affection for his unique way, having his feet on someone as a source of consolation, which ended up comforting not only him but those around him.
He will be remembered forever as the little boy who always smiled and laughed and fell asleep hugged in his mother and father’s chest every night. David was inseparable from his mother who put no limits on him and made sure that David was included in all day-to-day activities, regardless of his disability.
Her life will be appreciated in the lives of her parents Igor and Marjana Nestorovski, sister Anna E. Nestorovski, grandparents: Anca Nestorovska, Laze (Lena) Nikolov; Oncles Koce (Radmila) Nikolov, Blagoja (Dana) Nestorovski); Cousins Jacob, Daniel, Elena and Ivana; Close friends Goce Vrencoski, Alex Rodzevski and Snjezana (Matt) Funke loved David as their own, and many other close family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Vlado Nestorovski, who not only helped care for David, but firmly believed that he could do what many thought he could not. The bond between the two was very strong. Our family is comforted to know that David is not alone in heaven and that he is happily sitting on his grandfather’s lap, one of his favorite things.
Visiting hours will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1, at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43227. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2 at 11 a.m .: 00 a St. Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral Mary 400 S Wagoner Rd, officiated by the Rev. Radovan Cekovski. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Our family would like to thank all the nurses, therapists and doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who cared for David, Dr. Kern of Gahanna Pediatrics, as well as all the paramedic teams who always responded quickly to help David.
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Posted by Evans Funeral Home – Columbus on November 29, 2021.