Daniel was a much-loved son, brother-in-law, husband, father and friend.
At the age of 29, he was diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer and endured years of chemo, surgery and medical procedures.
Daniel valued the work that Bowel Cancer Australia did in offering support for patients, promoting community awareness and supporting research for bowel cancer treatment, so he decided to participate in Decembeard and raise funds to beat bowel cancer.
Over 2 successive years, he raised over $24,000.
Three years after his diagnosis, chemotherapy and surgery that removed 70 per cent of his liver, Daniel’s cancer returned.
He sadly passed away in October 2016 at the age of 33, leaving behind a wife and a 3-month-old baby girl.
Daniel hoped that one day a cure would be found.
To continue Daniel’s work in raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer, Daniel’s family and friends have created ‘Beards for Daniel’ and hope to match his fundraising efforts by growing beards and raising $24,000.
It's a big goal, but Daniel’s brother-in-law Adam and the rest of the team are hoping that with the support of others, they can do it.