R.I.P. Daniel the ever Adventurist!
$25,125 of $20k goal
Update: I took Daniel's parents to the Westminster Memorial Park Cemetery and the costs for the burial and service will cost them $20,000. I didn't realize how much it would cost when I created this for them. I have increase the amount and hope you can pass this on. THANK YOU!!!
Daniel...a good son, nephew, and friend, with so much to give. He passed away on 02/02/2016 at the age of 23. I am helping his parents raise money for his funeral expenses...big or small.
Daniel recently graduated from CSULB and loves outdoor activities and was an avid hiker. On February 2nd, he went hiking but never made it home. His father was informed that Daniel fell off a 2000 ft cliff and they were searching for his body. Later that evening, they were able to locate his body and pending to be recovered in the morning. The investigator let his father know he died a hero....pulling a friend who was slipping and thus he plunged to his death. What a tragic loss of a great young man who was smart, sincere, funny, caring, with good morals, and was a superb human being.
The parents are devastated. Daniel's mom mourns deeply for her only son. In this time of grieiving, I would like to try and help raise money for the funeral expenses to lessen the financial burden.
Daniel's parents are extremely touched by all the support you've provided and would like to me to Thank everyone on their behalf. The overwhelming support from family, friends, and those who do not even know Daniel has brought tears to their faces as I share the countless warm wishes, prayers, and donations details with them. Daniel's family received immense support and are comforted by this and believe Daniel is in a better place and have done all that he loved in the short amount of time he was here with us. There have been so many stories from his friends, colleagues, acquaintances, etc about Daniel's kindness, laughter, aspirations, the advice he would give, quotes and experiences he shared, etc. My family and I have shared these stories to his parents from this site, Facebook posts, emails, texts, messenger IMs, along with all the news and articles that have been posted and this has helped eased their pain ever so slightly.
I have kept the GoFundMe.com campaign open and will be closing it down later tonight, as today marks Daniel's one week's passing.
Daniel's funeral dates have been confirmed for Friday (Viewing) and Saturday (Services and Burial).
Thank you again for all the support you've provided. We are truly touched to have such outpouring of support.
Daniel's parents appreciate everything you all have done and have succumbed to tears when I shared the news that we met our goal! They are relieved that they can have a proper burial for their son. It's all because of you they have one less thing to worry about during this difficult time. No amount of "Thank You" can express our gratitude!
LA Times article :
I'm so happy and blessed to have met you, Daniel. You have such a big heart and you went out showing that. You're truly an inspiration. As Peter Pan once said, "To die would be an awfully big adventure," and yours definitely doesn't end here, my friend. Rest in peace, your beautiful soul will be missed down here.
Taken from a blog article that Daniel wrote after our backpacking trip last summer. "When I am at home, I want to be out in the backcountry. When I'm out there, I want to find home. I enjoy company and experience a variety of things. I also enjoy being out in the wilderness. It's so primitive and simple. All we have are our legs, backpacks, and knowledge out there which creates a sense of majesty. Nature transforms us or at least allows us to see things from a different perspective. Maybe that's the reason why I do this." http://bit.ly/1PzBBt1
What a selfless and brave man you are, Daniel. I don't know you but I have raised two sons not much younger than you. You are the kind of man we need in this world. I am sorry, deeply sorry for your family and the loss of you, an extraordinary human being.
Daniel is the sample of hope, and my thoughts and prays go out to his family.
We've never met or know each other; However, I know you're a great young man from what I read about you. I'll have you in my prayer. Rest in peace Daniel.
We've never met or know each other; However, I you're a great young man from what I read about you. I'll have you in my prayer. Rest in peace Daniel.
Rest In Peace Daniel. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet you in this life. Know that there was never a dull moment or sadness, when you were around. You always made those around you smile and laugh. You will be missed buddy.
So Sorry For Your Loss
I am grateful and thankful to have met Daniel. We've hung out twice, but they were enriched with his free spirited personality. Although I've only known him for a couple of weeks, I felt like I've known him for years. I'm positively sure that the person Daniel was, everyone can relate to what I've expressed. Rest in peace brother.