Posted by admin on November 6, 2017
Austin, Texas — Former Texas State University angler David Cosner refuses to let a terminal disease stop him from fishing professionally.
Despite suffering from Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare disease that attacks his lungs, Cosner plans on fishing as a pro in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Opens in 2018. Cosner said he has dreamed of fishing as a pro ever since he was 8 years old, and bass fishing has been his therapy in fighting a disease that has led to more than 300 surgeries to keep his lungs working.
Cosner founded the Texas State University bass club and competed for four years in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series. After graduating from college he has fished in local tournaments and the Central Bass Champs team trail with his father, Don.
When his father asked David what his goal is before he dies, David said he was determined to fish the Opens. “It definitely will be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me,” David said. “It is just amazing the amount of support and just the positive thoughts fellow anglers and all my sponsors and everyone else has given me in supporting my dreams.”
A GoFundMe page with an original goal of $16,000 was established to help David pay for entry fees and expenses to compete in the Opens. Donations have surpassed both the original goal and a reset goal of $21,900.
“I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart from my angling family to my family to CHIVE (the charitable organization that helped promote his GoFundMe page) and Dude Products,” David said. “They are just helping me to realize a dream that I have had since I was a kid.”
Donations to help David Cosner fulfill his dream can be made on his GoFundMe page.
Posted by admin on October 24, 2017
FOX 7 first introduced you to David Cosner in 2015. He suffers from Granulomatosis, a very rare disease that has attacked his lungs. Doctors recently told him they believe it is terminal. The 28-year-old Texas State grad is pretty remarkable. Since being diagnosed with the disease in 2006, he has never let it slow him down. > Read More
Posted by admin on October 7, 2017
Posted by admin on October 6, 2017
Dream – “a strongly desired goal or purpose or something that fully satisfies a wish” as defined by Merriam-Webster.
The love of fishing for most can be traced back to our childhood and for a young man named David Cosner, it’s the same. David grew up fishing with his dad and brother on a local pond and from the first bite, he was hooked. At the age of eight years old, David got into tournament fishing with his dad competing with the Austin Bass Club. As David got older, his love of tournament fishing never left and that dream was always inside him to one day become a Professional Angler. When David was 14 years old his whole life was placed on hold when he woke up with a runny nose and a bad sinus headache. > Read More
Posted by admin on July 28, 2017
For The Rod Glove Pro Staff, David Cosner, every time he fishes, he fishes with his life on the line.
Having been diagnosed in his early College years with Wegener's disease, every breath that David takes is literally another chance at life. The disease has destroyed his lungs but David has found a way to stay competitive through bass fishing, a sport which allows him the chance to compete. Although David has had hundreds of surgery, been in a coma twice and risks infection, his positive mental attitude helps him on the water. We recently caught up to him to ask him a few questions: > Read More