Until age 15, Dave suffered from depression and sever panic attacks. He noticed an improvement the day of his first gym workout and believes his new daily routine has enabled him to have a healthier mental and physical outlook. Dave sees his workouts as an assistive means for managing his anxiety and has become passionate about spreading a message of hope to others who also suffer from anxiety. This new sense of belongingness has provided him a goal of becoming a motivational speaker within the health community. Part of the series My:24.