He came third in his family,
but always aimed for first in life.
Soccer, football, hurling, basketball, golf,
all played with passion.
All his efforts came from a desire to be the best.
He loved to win.
On this blog you have known him as,
“my friends young boy”,
“my young friend”,
and affectionately as “the little warrior.
As I write about him tonight for the last time,
I just wanted you all to know,
his name was Daniel.
A boy in a million.
Codladh Sámh Daniel.
53 thoughts on “His name was Daniel”
may he courageously shine on
in your compassionate heart and gentle smile.
Thank you so much.
i believe he was a one a million. as i look to into the million stars shining tonight, i see his glow. )
Such a beautiful thing to say. Thank you so much.
I read your post to your little cowboy today. It was painful to read, but beautiful. I think Daniel would have given the same answer to your question. Life at any cost is not right for young children. I hope they get to meet. They would be close in age now.
yes, i feel sure they will meet and love and look after each other.
God Bless Daniel.
Thanks Deo. I’m sure Dan is making his mark where ever he is!
Jesus had a special love for children. I believe they are playing soccer in a verdant meadow now, and Daniel is entirely pain free, heart filled with love and joy, and they are both bent over, slapping their thighs with laughter! 😀
Thank you Susan. It is a lovely thought.
Thank you for sharing his name, and his heart with us. I’ve wondered about his name, and feel such a connection with him – thank you. I am sure he will know that he was, and is, the best, wherever he is now.
I will continue to hold him and his family in my heart, sending love and healing to them, as they each take steps on their journeys.
Thank you Lucia. As always your words are much appreciated. They also carry such weight as I know you traveled this road such a short time ago. You give me hope that my friend will get through all this eventually, somehow.
Yes, she will, especially with you by her side. Letting her know you’re there, gently and without expectation, as I’m sure you are. Many show up for the short-term, but she’ll need a friend who’s still there in 3, 6, 12 plus, months when everyone else thinks she “should be ok now…” She’s lucky to have you as her friend.
Maybe in time. During these early days there is nothing I can say or do to help any of them. It is so sad to miss him and realise he is gone and also to know the pain my friend is in. These are difficult days.
Thank you for sharing his name with us.
I’m glad I did. It seemed the right thing to do.
Codladh Sámh Daniel
Go raibh maith agat.
Namaste, Tric; may he rest in peace in all your hearts.
Thank you so much Denise.
Daniel. He touched more souls through your writing and now his name will live on, not only in those who knew him, but in those who didn’t.
Thank you. That is a very comforting thought.
Daniel…..that is the right name for a warrior! Hugs again!
The glory he is seeing tonight is something we have never seen on this earth. He is perfect in every way. My heart goes out to his parents. I hope for their peace. Blessings,
Thank you. My friend will get comfort knowing so many are thinking of her and her family whilst remembering her fine young son.
I’m lost for words; saying that it’s not fair is true, but not enough. My thoughts are with Daniel’s parents and family – this must be a nightmare for them. Hugs xxxx
I’m seeing it but I can never imagine what it really feels like. It is so very sad. I still cannot believe how unlucky he was. They watched others come in for transplant and go home so very well.
I send my love –
Thank you Laurie.
That’s really simple and beautiful. May he rest in peace.
Thank you. I debated whether to release his name but I am so glad I did. So many followed this story and willed him well. They rallied with prayers and kind thoughts. People I will never know cared so much. It was only right they now know his name.
for Daniel . . .
I am in floods! Thank you Duncan. That was a very thoughtful and appropriate tribute to a very brave little warrior. xxx
Oh my goodness Tric, I don’t know what to say. If we met in person I still wouldn’t know.. I’d just give you a big hug. Rest in peace little Daniel xx
Thanks Olivia. It has been a very sad time for all who knew him, but an unimaginable nightmare for his parents. We are still in shock. As the days pass and we realise it is real it gets harder.
Oh it’s just not fair to have to say goodbye to someone so young..I can’t imagine. I’m so sorry. I’m not religious, but i’ll be thinking of you all over the next few days x
I pray the angels welcomed him with glee and song and a great game of his favorite choosing. And that the angels swoop around all of you, giving you moments of certainty that he is well and loved.
Thank you. I’m sure he’ll liven things up where ever he is.
🙂 How beautiful a thought is that?
Please tell Daniel’s Mom and Dad that although you may not write about him any more, we will continue to think of him. Through your words, his life has reached out and touched even more lives. When I look up at all those beautiful stars above us, I’ll know that one is Daniel, as one is the friend I lost in childhood, one is my friend’s daughter, one is the little boy from the preschool where I taught…….
Thank you. It is nice to know others knew of him and are sad to hear we lost him. Yes there is comfort in looking around and seeing him still, stars are always symbolic of those who are gone from our lives. I remember you speaking of others who have also gone too soon.Hopefully they are all getting acquainted.
My condolences on the loss of Daniel.
Thank you so much. I am really glad I shared his name.
a beautiful name
my condolences on the loss
may his spirit
in hearts of many
Thank you. One day at a time for his family. He will certainly not be easily forgotten.