On his 17th birthday, a young Texas angler was diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare illness that can be fatal.
As he endured surgery after surgery, David Cosner attended college and competed in bass tournaments. He founded the Texas State University Bass Club.
In 2010, Cosner and his co-angler came with 9 ounces of winning the first FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Throughout his ordeal, fundraisers and donations from the angling community and others, including assistance from the Chive Fund, helped ease the financial toll on his family.
And on his 24th birthday, following his 150th surgery, Cosner awakened to some wonderful news.