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Posted 2022-03-01T21:20:00Z

Our Beautiful Daniel

Our beautiful Daniel died peacefully this morning at 11 am CT to enter into the fullness of God’s presence.

You made him feel so loved over the course of his illness and we will never ever forget that. Thank you, too, for all the many messages you sent to him over the weekend. I read every one of them to him over the course of his final hours.  

When we have made arrangements, I will post the information here.  We are staying in Houston until we can travel home with Daniel’s ashes.

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Comments (128)

  • Kim Wilkinson
    Kim Wilkinson

    You are loved!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeffrey Kuan
    Jeffrey Kuan

    So saddened with this news of Daniel's passing! Val, Janene and I are holding you and Scott in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kheresa Harmon
    Kheresa Harmon

    Oh, Mary and Scott! My heart is breaking for you. Steve, Timothy, and I love you and we are holding you and Scott close.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sheila Lockhart
    Sheila Lockhart

    Dear Mary and Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel was a gift to us all and thank you for sharing him with us so generously. I am sending you so much love and all of the prayers. Love, Sheila

    one year ago · Reply
  • Karoline Lewis
    Karoline Lewis

    Oh, Mary and Scott. Holding you in prayer and holding on to the hope and light, the peace and comfort, that come with God's promises of life everlasting.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Hannah Knight
    Hannah Knight

    Forever will love this kid and his energy. So much love and many prayers to y’all ❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Betty morris
    Betty morris

    Mary and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of one so precious. May the peace of God sustain you. We grieve with you, yet rejoice at his "Home-Going because we know he is in the presence of our Lord and his Grandmother.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Don Flowers
    Don Flowers

    Oh Mary and Scott. There are no words. My heart breaks at this news. Know that you are being held in our love as you go through this time. Don Flowers

    one year ago · Reply
  • Rebecca Alexander
    Rebecca Alexander

    Weeping with you and longing for eternity in this profound loss. You are loved.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Boyung Lee
    Boyung Lee

    I am heartbroken for you and Scott, Mary. Know that I hold both of you and your family in my heart, thoughts, and prayers...

    one year ago · Reply
  • betsy chapman
    betsy chapman

    Oh Mary, I am heartbroken for you and Scott. May you feel the tremendous love that is coming your way.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marlei Olson
    Marlei Olson

    What a gift you have given all of us to let us be a tiny part of this sacred, painful journey. We are devastated for you. We are by your side in prayer and love. We are lighting a candle for Daniel right now. His flame is still burning bright. - Marlei & John

    one year ago · Reply
  • Daniele Olsen
    Daniele Olsen

    We are wrapping you and Scott tightly in our arms, Mary. This is unimaginable. I am so sorry. 💔 Peace to your sweet and beautiful Daniel.

    one year ago · Reply
    • John Kutsko
      John Kutsko

      Perpetual light shines upon him and his memory is a blessing. Hold close. Love matters and grieving unbearable loss is the most profound love.

      one year ago · Reply
  • Katherine Memory
    Katherine Memory

    We love you as much as we loved him, and that's a lot.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Ginny Britt
    Ginny Britt

    I am also heartbroken 💔. Praying for you and Scott.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kim Freedman
    Kim Freedman

    My heart is with you. KIm Freedman

    one year ago · Reply
  • Peter Vincent
    Peter Vincent

    Mary and Scott, sending you our very deepest condolences. He was so loved and treasured, and your care for him during these difficult months was monumental. A peaceful end, sweet Daniel. Peter V and Clifton T (Lyndhurst Ave)

    one year ago · Reply
  • Van Ooteghem Traci
    Van Ooteghem Traci

    Words would never express how wonderful of a person Daniel was. He was one of the best students I have ever had the privilege to teach. He was determined and so very smart. I have been praying daily for him. I will continue to pray for you all. I also got to know Daniel on a personal level. He was so proud of the wonderful parents, family and friends he had. If I can do anything, please let me know. VanO

    one year ago · Reply
  • Allison McWilliams
    Allison McWilliams

    Continuing to send you and Scott so much love. Heartbroken for you. And holding you in my heart.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Doreen Bethel
    Doreen Bethel

    😭 My prayers are with you all. I’m so heartbroken. What a beautiful soul Daniel was. That amazing smile❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Greg Dragas
    Greg Dragas

    I am so very sorry. While I never got to know Daniel, two things have been evident from hearing you speak of him: what a special young man he is, and how much you love him. Your family is in my prayers. May his memory be eternal.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judith York
    Judith York

    Mary and Scott, We are holding you in our prayers for peace and comfort. We are so sorry that this unspeakable sadness has happened, but we know that you will be strong. Much love to you, Judith & Dick

    one year ago · Reply
  • Emily Hull McGee
    Emily Hull McGee

    Kyrie eleison. May God grant our beloved Daniel eternal rest, and surround you with peace until you meet him again. We love you three with every bend and contour of our whole-yet-broken hearts. ❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judy Eustice
    Judy Eustice

    Oh my. I will miss Daniel and that smile. He is one of the best. ❤️

    one year ago · Reply
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  • Rita Brock
    Rita Brock

    A beautiful, heartbreaking passing--your sharing of messages from many who loved him and your loving presence gave him the best possible departure from this life. Holding you and Scott in my heart as you make it through the difficult days ahead of you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Collins
    Jennifer Collins

    Our family is holding you both close in our hearts and prayers. Knowing Daniel was a blessing and a gift, and we will never forget all the joy and kindness he shared with everyone around him. We are heartbroken for you and we are sending you so much love.

    one year ago · Reply

    Mary and Scott, I can only imagine the type of pain you are experiencing now. I am so sad to hear this news. There really are no other words now. I love you, both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Adrienne Pilon
    Adrienne Pilon

    Our hearts and sympathies are with you and Scott.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gina Bonfietti
    Gina Bonfietti

    We are so sorry. We are praying for you and hugging you from a far.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeanie Baird
    Jeanie Baird

    Oh Mary, my heart is broken for you. May we find our hope in eternity. Praying for you in the coming days, and the days after that with the 'new normal'.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Tricia Walls
    Tricia Walls

    Mary and Scott, I am so so sorry. Daniel was a beautiful soul. My heart aches for such a loss. Keeping you both in my prayers. Much love to you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Twyla Nelson
    Twyla Nelson

    We are so sorry, but glad Daniel is at peace. Sending our love to you and Scott. May the arms of our loving God hold you close and you experience His comfort and peace. Jim and Twyla

    one year ago · Reply
  • Anne Nelsen
    Anne Nelsen

    I have been holding you close in my prayers. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are experiencing. I never got to know Daniel, except through you, and now through all the wonderful messages that people have been sharing. What a blessing he was - a special person that was loved by so many.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Deb Wilson
    Deb Wilson

    I wish I had the right words, know I care. ❤️ Sending warm thoughts and love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sally Wituszynski
    Sally Wituszynski

    Such heartbreaking news; I am so sorry and will pray that you will somehow find peace and comfort in the days ahead. You raised a wonderful young man and our hope in God is that someday you will see him again.

    one year ago · Reply
  • David Hughes
    David Hughes

    Daniel was...and still is beautiful! And so are you, Mary and Scott. Thank you for showing how us how love knows no bounds, how it never, ever ends in your care for your son. I and many others will be lifting you up in the days and weeks ahead, and walking with you through this valley of the shadow. Much love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maggie Keskinen
    Maggie Keskinen

    Mary and Scott, So heartbreaking. Daniel was an ephemeral light in the world. He is one of those rare people that will be remembered for his kind and gentle prescence. I am and will be holding you all in the Light.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Tim Moore
    Tim Moore

    Mary and Scott, I am so sad and heartbroken over Daniel's cancer and death. It is not fair. It is not #[email protected]&% fair! You and Daniel should have had a long life to share in all its phases. I am so sorry. Keep telling his story and sharing your memories. It will give life to you and to us. May the peace of Christ be with you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Ṣẹgun Ilesanmi
    Ṣẹgun Ilesanmi

    A beautiful soul has gone home to rest. God gave Daniel to you to bless us all and enrich our world, and he nobly and generously did. May he rest eternally and peacefully in God’s bosom, and may the memories of your wonderful and precious time together comfort and uphold you. Please, accept our sincere condolences.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bob Freeman
    Bob Freeman

    Mary & Scott, Grace & I are simply heart broken for your family. Sending prayers for peace and comfort your way. We love you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Adam Horton
    Adam Horton

    Scott and Mary, my heart is so heavy for you and I grieve with you. Daniel was such an incredible young man. May you be carried along in these days by the prayers and support of those who are far and near, and who deeply love and care for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Katherine Shaner
    Katherine Shaner

    Sending love to surround you in your heartbreak, Mary and Scott.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lynn Sutton
    Lynn Sutton

    Your family is a shining example of the power of love. I did not know Daniel but can see that he was thoroughly and completely loved. That is all a mother can do.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Katie Ervin
    Katie Ervin

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Dr. Foskett. Your family is in my prayers tonight.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Pat Messick
    Pat Messick

    His photo says it all....that's Daniel! You cared for him (as we all do) so beautifully. He was such a blessing to many with that spirit of giving. Our prayers are with you and also a big hug! Love, Pat and Ralph

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sze-kar Wan
    Sze-kar Wan

    Words fail me. I can only hold you all in my embrace. I so want to be there for you, Mary and Scott.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Tommy Bratton
    Tommy Bratton

    I love to see Daniel's smile in the picture. I know you will remember it everyday and I hope it brings you joy in the face of intense sadness. We hold you in our hearts. May God Spirit bring you peace and love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Frances Schoonmaker
    Frances Schoonmaker

    Dearest Mary and Scott, There aren't any words. Love no end, Fran

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mona Frederick
    Mona Frederick

    Sending all the love I have to you and your family. I know you are heartbroken. ♥️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Angela Kim Harkins
    Angela Kim Harkins

    Oh Mary. I have no words to express how deeply broken hearted we are to hear this news. Please know how much we love you to the moon and back. ❤️❤️❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Cheryl Walker
    Cheryl Walker

    My heart goes out to you and Scott. I am praying for peace and comfort for you in the days ahead.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jacci brown
    Jacci brown

    What a beautiful picture. So so sorry for this tremendous loss. Face tomorrow surrounded in the love around you today. 💔

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kim Wyatt
    Kim Wyatt

    Mary and Scott, We are deeply saddened at this news that our brother Daniel has left this earth way, way too soon. We have no words yet we are here standing with you. Our thoughts and our prayers remain wrapped in our love in this time of deep sadness.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gale A Yee
    Gale A Yee

    I am so sorry to hear this, Mary. Prayers ascending for you and Scott. I will be thinking of you during these days of sorrow.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Susan Spears
    Susan Spears

    Mary, there are no words to describe how sorry I am to hear this sad news. Even though I never had the pleasure to meet your wonderful Daniel, I could see by his infectious smile and chosen profession what an exceptional young man he was. I am certain that your mother was there to greet Daniel into our heavenly Father’s kingdom. He is free from pain and illness now…sending love and prayers of comfort to you and your family…

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jin Young Choi
    Jin Young Choi

    My heart aches for you and Scott. May it comfort you to know that Daniel is with your mother in God’s loving embrace now. We are here for you, Mary --all my love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • JanJan

    I am heartbroken to hear this. I am praying and thinking of you and Scott. That photo shows the light in Daniel, and that light is eternal, and eternally within you both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sarah Melcher
    Sarah Melcher

    My deepest condolences, Mary and Scott. Sending love to you both. What heartbreaking news. Will continue to pray.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jamie Rorrer
    Jamie Rorrer

    You all are so loved! We are all shattered and grieving with you. Your CBFNC family continues to hold you close in love and prayer.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Amy Turner
    Amy Turner

    I have no words. Praying for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Vance Hudgins
    Vance Hudgins

    Our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to Daniel. We pray for comfort and peace for my brother Scott and my sister in law Mary. Daniel is in the arms of Jesus now and is very much in our future. Prayers for all his friends and church family. We will see him again with his beautiful smile.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Karen Hoglund
    Karen Hoglund

    May God's deep peace, love & healing spirit be with you, Mary & Scott. And we know that Daniel's light, his unforgettable smile & beautiful essence will always remain within your hearts. Praying for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Linda Lewis
    Linda Lewis

    Mary and Scott, there are no words for this heartache. May you get through this knowing you are loved.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jodi L. Porter
    Jodi L. Porter

    Oh dear Mary and Scott. We are so deeply sorry. We grieve with you. What a terrible tragedy. We are so grateful for the gift of Daniel’s life in our own and know he blessed so many others in his short time here with us. We are here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out any time.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Neal Walls
    Neal Walls

    May Daniel rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God protect your broken hearts during this impossible time.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bill Campbell
    Bill Campbell

    What a devastating loss. My deepest sympathy as you grieve the death of your beloved Daniel. I pray for him and for you, his loving parents. I hope the gospel beatitude holds true, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.”

    one year ago · Reply
  • Elizabeth Pugh Mills
    Elizabeth Pugh Mills

    Scott and Mary, I am so sorry that this beautiful child of yours who grew into a young man with a contagious smile has died. Your faith was never clearer in the way you helped him see your courage and your faith as you helped him to release the fight and trust in the love that surrounded him here and now surrounds him in light eternal. I wish I could be present when arrangements are made, but it may not be feasible. Maybe it could be streamed.You will both to be in my daily prayers as the hours pass. Take care of yourselves, take care of each other and take care of your relationship. I know that you have been in a season of grief. Be gentle as you go forward in preparing a celebration of Daniel's life.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sheree Jones
    Sheree Jones

    Mary and Scott,. Your love for Daniel gave him so much strength for the journey. Our hearts break for you, for all of us. Daniel gave his love and light to the world. He will remain in our hearts.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Elizabeth Douglass
    Elizabeth Douglass

    I am so sorry! I am keeping Jacob up to date and he will be very heartbroken to hear this. I will keep you and Scott lifted up in prayer.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gay Byron
    Gay Byron

    Praying your strength and peace🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sidnie Crawford
    Sidnie Crawford

    Mary, my heart bleeds for you and Scott. May God hold you close.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marty Cook CookOcsShCfP&J
    Marty Cook CookOcsShCfP&J

    My heart aches for you and your immense loss. The world feels a bit darker without his wonderful smile. Know you are never alone, constantly lifted up in prayer.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marty Cook CookOcsShCfP&J
    Marty Cook CookOcsShCfP&J

    My heart aches for you and your immense loss. The world feels a bit darker without his wonderful smile. Know you are never alone, constantly lifted up in prayer.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Pendergraft
    Mary Pendergraft

    Oh, my dears: what a loss! I'm praying for strength and comfort for you both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Pendergraft
    Mary Pendergraft

    Oh, my dears: what a loss! I'm praying for strength and comfort for you both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Pendergraft
    Mary Pendergraft

    Oh, my dears: what a loss! I'm praying for strength and comfort for you both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Paula Nance
    Paula Nance

    Mary and Scott, my heart weeps with you and for you. Peace and love and grace and mercy be yours. - Paula

    one year ago · Reply
  • Margaret Taylor
    Margaret Taylor

    The love between a parent and child is incomparable. And the pain of loss when they are gone is incomparable as well. I’m so, so sorry for the incomparable sorrow of this year. You loved your mom and Daniel so well. May they be reunited and may you find comfort when you are able In your faith and in the love that surrounds you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marc Mullinax
    Marc Mullinax

    Scott & Mary: As Daniel shared so freely his smile and personality; and As you shared Daniel so freely with us, may we share in your sorrow, trusting in the radical power in the circles of love surrounding us, to bring us all to shalom in these hard, hard days.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nami Kim
    Nami Kim

    Profoundly sad... holding you, Mary and Scott, in my prayers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mae Oakes
    Mae Oakes

    All I can say is I'm so very sorry

    one year ago · Reply
  • Pam Durso
    Pam Durso

    There are no words, only love. On this hard day, may you know the deep love of your many communities and the love of God. So much love to you today!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Christina Soriano
    Christina Soriano

    Praying for you and everyone who knew and loved Daniel. May his memory be eternal. I am profoundly sorry and send you so much love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Cynthia Goins
    Cynthia Goins

    Words can never express how sad I am for your loss. Daniel was loved by so many and made an impact on each person who met him. Lifting prayers of peace and comfort. You all are loved!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Elaine Swartzentruber
    Elaine Swartzentruber

    I’m so so sorry and sad.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gayle Barcio
    Gayle Barcio

    Dear Mary. I am so sorry to hear this news. You are and family are in my heart. 💕

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jill Knight
    Jill Knight

    We love you and will be here for you when you return to Winston-Salem. God be with you till we meet again; by his counsels guide, uphold you; With his sheep securely fold you. God be with you till we meet again. God be with you till we meet again; when life's perils thick confound you, Put his arms unfailing 'round you. God be with you till we meet again.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Joshua Walls
    Joshua Walls

    There are no words. Daniel’s immense kindness and strength will always serve as an example for me and everyone who knew him. Daniel was a true friend who I will never forget. May god shine his light on him and your family in the these impossible moments.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Selin Talay
    Selin Talay

    Dear Mary, I am very sorry to hear this news. Even though I am very far away, my prayers will be with you and your family. I hope he is resting in peace.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jackie Mims
    Jackie Mims

    I am heartbroken for you. Please know that we are sending all our love and strength for you in this impossible time.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nicole Whitaker
    Nicole Whitaker

    Much love to Mary and Scott as you celebrate the love light that is Daniel and grieve the loss of his close human form. We grieve with you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bill Leonard
    Bill Leonard

    Mary and Scott, Daniel's loss is beyond words. We send our love and share your sorrow. Candyce, Bill, and Stephanie

    one year ago · Reply
  • Seth Hix
    Seth Hix

    Our hearts break for and with you. May God’s presence be real to you. You are surrounded in love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Leanne Willis
    Leanne Willis

    Mary and Scott, We are heartbroken with you. Thank you for sharing this most difficult journey. We hold Daniel and you up in our prayers. Jim, Leanne, Andy and Beth

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bita Salem
    Bita Salem

    Dear Mary and Scott, I am so very sorry. I can not stop thinking of Daniel’s beautiful smile. Sending you so much love, light and supportive energy. Bita Salem

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bonnie Bowen
    Bonnie Bowen

    Mary and Scott, my heart breaks for you. Holding you in my prayers with lots of love. Warmly, bonnie

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lisa Bates-Glass
    Lisa Bates-Glass

    Daniel’s legacy is eternal. His kindness and compassion for others was always present. He will live on in the hearts of the many lives he touched. He is now in the presence of Jesus! Praying for peace and comfort.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Matt Imboden
    Matt Imboden

    Love, love, love to you. I am so sorry.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Krallis Lisa
    Krallis Lisa

    This is heartbreaking news. His light will continue to shine in this world in your memories. Praying for you and Scott. Much love. 💔

    one year ago · Reply
  • Victor Paul Pauca
    Victor Paul Pauca

    Oh, Mary. I cannot believe these news. I am so sad. I will lift prayers for you and Scott, that we always remember your beautiful boy, the gift he has been for so many here, and the lessons of love you all have shared with us. You are loved.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Adele Reinhartz
    Adele Reinhartz

    Heart breaking. Holding you all in my heart.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Rebecca Marion
    Rebecca Marion

    My heart goes out to you. Thank you for letting us know. What a wonderful young man. I will never forget him. May God give you comfort.

    one year ago · Reply
  • marc brettler
    marc brettler

    My tradition suggests that nothing we can say can offer you real comfort. מן השׁמים תנוחמו May you find comfort from heaven.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Corinne Causby
    Corinne Causby

    Oh Mary. My heart is broken for you all! Daniel was such a light in this world. Prayers for you all.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Christine Pae
    Christine Pae

    I feel deeply saddened by the passing of Daniel. I keep you and your family in my prayers and pray for beautiful Daniel's soul.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Scott Dickison
    Scott Dickison

    I sit here remembering meeting Daniel years ago as he played in your kitchen as you fed me biscuits and helped me find direction and clarity at a time when I most needed it. Watching him grow from a distance as you shared of his life and your life together was such a joy. Audrey and I are heartbroken. We are grateful for Daniel's life, and for the love that sustained him. We pray that same love will sustain you both.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lesley (Lamb) Leonard
    Lesley (Lamb) Leonard

    Mary and Scott, I'm so very sorry to hear this news, my heart goes out to you. Holding you and your family in my prayers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Lester
    Jennifer Lester

    Scott and Mary, I just heard this news and learned of Daniel’s illness. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you. Jennifer Lester

    one year ago · Reply
  • Brook Davis
    Brook Davis

    Mary, your community is heartbroken. I wish there were words. I will always hold you and Daniel close in my heart - you were so gracious in sharing your stories to a new, overwhelmed adopting parent. I remember how your smile brightened when you told the story of bringing Daniel home (finally!). You and Daniel were such a part of the journey for us. On this Ash Wednesday and on many days to come, I pray for you, Daniel, and Scott. I am so very, very sorry.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Fred Horton
    Fred Horton

    Patricia and I weep with you over Daniel's death and pray for you both. Fred Horton

    one year ago · Reply
  • Aimee Mepham
    Aimee Mepham

    I am so very, very sorry for your loss, Mary. My heart goes out to you and Scott. Daniel was such a beautiful, loving young man. He brought so much joy to those who were lucky to know him. Sending you much love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jackie Foskett
    Jackie Foskett

    Oh my, Mary & Scott. I had no idea this was going to happen to your beloved Daniel. I am so so saddened by this news! I only met him last year, but saw such a vibrant young man that was loved by anyone who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and Scott and the entire community who he was part of...lots of love and hugs and prayers for all through this journey of loss.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Wanda Balzano
    Wanda Balzano

    This is indeed heartbreaking news, Mary. I know that the presence of your beautiful, kind, loving son will be forever alive and strong in the hearts of those who loved him and he loved back. May Daniel's love and courage accompany you and Scott in these moments, and may loving memories sustain you and embrace you in the days ahead. Sending prayers. Sending love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kaylee McMurray
    Kaylee McMurray

    Words cannot begin to describe how heartbroken I am to hear of Daniel’s passing. He was truly one of the kindest people I had ever met. In the time that I met him, he touched the lives of so many people with his good spirit, great sense of humor, intelligence, and friendship. He was one of my favorite and most memorable residents during my time as an MHU RA, and I feel truly honored to have known him in my life. Please rest easy Daniel and may comfort fall upon your family, and all those whose lives you touched and who had the great privilege of knowing you. Rip 💙

    one year ago · Reply
  • Paul Dresel
    Paul Dresel

    I’m heartbroken at your —our— loss. Daniel was and is a bright light for me. My heart is with you and I can’t stop thinking about the privilege of working with your son and seeing him around the neighborhood. I’ll share some memories if and when you want. With love,

    one year ago · Reply
    • Mary Foskett
      Mary Foskett

      Thank you, Paul. Please do.

      one year ago · Reply
  • John Oksanish
    John Oksanish

    One of many broken hearts here, heavy with sadness but also an unshakable gratitude for Daniel and your family.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Fariss Lore
    Fariss Lore

    I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. Praying for you all and remembering Daniel as such an amazing and caring person who certainly shared his light with all he met. He left a legacy of love and kindness for us to carry forth.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Allison Hampton
    Allison Hampton

    This absolutely breaks my heart. I always felt so lucky to have known Daniel through church and the youth group, and though we were not the closest, I was always so struck by how genuinely sweet and caring he was to everyone he encountered. One of my favorite memories of Daniel is from the first time I came back to church after going away to college; he approached me without hesitation, with the brightest smile, and excitedly asked me all about my experience. He was the most genuine, Godly, and loving soul I think I have ever met. I am thinking and praying so hard for your family right now.

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  • Laura Drew
    Laura Drew

    God bless you and keep you in his care. I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. Know you are loved and in our prayers. I am sorry this happened to you and your family. Sending hugs, prayers, and thoughts of peace to you 🙏 😇 🙏

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  • Brandon E Sams
    Brandon E Sams

    I am truly devastated. As a high school friend of Daniel’s it was a real shock and I can’t imagine what his parents are going through. I remember him being the first friend I made after moving here from Maryland. I isolated myself crying; remembering all my Maryland friends left behind. But then Daniel found me and we started talking. He made me realize I could open up and there are fantastic people here worth starting a new life with. From then on, we sat together at lunch with quite the click. I will always be grateful to him helping me out of my sorrow to see the new opportunities and all the laughs we had in the cafeteria. His parents should be very proud cause I could not ask for a better friend. I will miss Daniel very very very very much. From Brandon Sams

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  • Michelle Duchneskie
    Michelle Duchneskie

    It is heartbreaking to hear the news of Daniel’s passing. I owe a debt of gratitude to Daniel for befriending my son, Brandon at a time when he needed it most. I remember talking to NGFS staff and they said, “You have nothing to worry about. He is friends with Daniel, and Daniel comes from a good family”. What an understatement on all accounts. Daniel was a strong, quiet reassuring, presence, with one of the biggest heartwarming smiles. I hired him to take school pictures of my sons and family picture of my sons and I. It was that infectious smile, fashion sense, and optimism that made us at ease and captured the natural essense of each person in o ur photographs. I think he had a talent for recognizing people on a deep level and making each one feel important. Thank you, Daniel. We will never forget you. To Mary and Scott, our deepest condolences from my family to yours. If there is anything, anything at all that you need upon your return, please lean on Brandon and I. You can count on our love and support.

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  • Milton Eng
    Milton Eng

    So very sorry to hear this news. I remember years ago when Daniel first came into your lives. May the memories of his beautiful life and the joy that he brought comfort your broken hearts and to know that he was such a blessing. May the God of compassion and comfort embrace you in this difficult time. Praying for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Debbie Hampton
    Debbie Hampton

    Praying for you with love and thankfulness that you gave Daniel a wonderful life, and he did the same for you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Fred Patterson
    Fred Patterson

    Scott and Mary, I’m am DEEPLY saddened upon learning of Daniel’s passing! I got to know him in 2017 when the Old Hickory Council recognized John Burress as our Distinguished Citizen of the year where we highlighted Daniel as distinguished Eagle Scout of Triad Academy. I was so impressed with this young man and his story. In front of 500 community leaders he led an honor guard of scouts into the Benton Convention Center that evening and led the entire audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s a travesty for such a bright light of a human being to be gone so soon. My condolences for your / our loss and heartfelt thanks for sharing Daniel with the world. Fred Patterson Development Director (Retired) Old Hickory Council BSA

    one year ago · Reply
  • Patti Patridge
    Patti Patridge

    Dr. Foskett, I was your student in 2000 (MALS Program) and well remember your excitement in adopting Daniel. I later enjoyed running into you from time to time and seeing your joy in introducing and talking about him. I was therefore heartbroken for you and your husband when I read of Daniel's death. Please know that you are in my thoughts, and I pray that you may find strength and peace during this difficult time. Patti Patridge

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