His love of the great outdoors has been a constant in his life...and he always says that nature is so simple.
So, it was an unbelievably tragic day when, on March 30, 2018, a rock he stepped on gave way and Daniel fell nearly 200 ft off a jagged cliff while hiking near the Lisa Falls area in the Little Cottonwood Canyon of Utah .
It took three rescue teams an hour and a half to reach him in what was one of their most challenging rescues. However, thanks to a quick call for help and medical treatment, Daniel has been given chance to survive. He was life flighted to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City where he’s being treated for a multitude of serious injuries, including the most serious being a traumatic brain injury. He is in extremely critical condition and fighting for his life.
Daniel has been on a positive trajectory for the past few years, working hard to find his true path. He has gathered great friends along the way in Utah, California and his home town of Cincinnati, inviting them on his path, and inspiring and supporting them on their journey. He’s taught people the joys of being in nature and how the simplicity of a quiet hike can revive the soul and soothe the spirit. This was the life he wanted...to help others on their journey by enjoying nature’s beauty.
This gofundme campaign has been started to ask for funds to help Daniel with his medical bills. He is only 21 and just starting out in life. There is no way he will be able to take on these bills without your help. Life flight and hospital expenses are mounting, and his future medical needs for surgeries and therapy will be great. Please consider giving what you can to help him now and in his long recovery.
His family is forever grateful to the doctors and nurses who are helping and caring for him. We are blessed to have such a dedicated group of people on his team.
- Walter Williams
- Mary McGowan
- Bob Chapelle
- The Hub OTR and Friends
- Eric Schmidt
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