David Poskin is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area and is a graduate of Rockhurst High School, the University of Missouri and UMKC Law School. David is from a large family with eight siblings and 30+ nieces and nephews. David and his wife Mari-Lynn have raised seven children (4 boys and 3 girls) and are blessed with one grandchild. Family is a big part of David’s life.
Professionally, David spent the first twenty years of his career as a healthcare consultant, working for hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the United States. As his MS progressed and disability increased, David made a career change and has spent the last decade as a financial advisor with Waddell and Reed.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989, David was able to maintain a very active social and physical life for about 10 years. David enjoyed coaching his kids in soccer and wrestling; (Oh yeah—David is a Rockhurst High Hall of Fame wrestler); and enjoyed extensive travel, running, swimming, biking, golf, skiing and competing in triathlons.
After turning 40, David’s MS progressed at a more rapid pace and his earlier pursuits were curtailed. Before Wrestling MS, David had not been on a bike for over a decade. With the help and support of Wrestling MS, and a considerable time commitment from Duane and Mary Fritchie’s WHOLE family, David has now gotten back on a recumbent bike, both tandem and individual, and has biked well over 500 miles in the past 12 months! Wrestling MS has gotten David out of his wheelchair and active in meaningful physical and social activities. Now David enjoys spending his free time visiting family, reading, swimming and traveling — “to the lake”.