In May 2015, Dan was driving across the country from California to attend his daughter’s college graduation in Massachusetts when he was in a terrible car accident resulting in the complete severing of his spinal cord. He is now paralyzed from the chest down. Dan spent over a month in surgical ICU in Colorado and has since been receiving acute spinal cord rehabilitation therapy at a VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY for the last four months. Dan has made significant progress in learning how to live in a wheelchair, and we are hopeful that he will be discharged soon and will be living with his mother in Pennsylvania.
Dan graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 1988 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his ten years in the Air Force, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree, was selected to attend Officer Training School, and finished his Air Force career as a Commissioned Officer. Following his military service, Dan had a successful career in the Information Technology field and raised a beautiful and successful daughter.