Daniel Smith | February Update

Feb. 2019

Late January and so far in February 2019 horrendous weather and nasty sicknesses are sweeping across our country.
And Daniel & family have really been impacted beyond belief. Daniel is weak, plagued by some virus as has been Karis.
They're struggling to get by each day...you know...just putting one foot in front of the other...and trying their best to keep it up.

BUT sweet Sabby hasn't done well at all. Her folks have rushed her to the emergency room over and over, spending hours and hours in the hospital. This last week the E-Room phoned Daniel and said "You need to bring Sabby back in ~ tonight ~ her blood test is really at a dangerous level." Very worried parents made the long drive again and then the doctor told them: "Sabby's liver enzymes are more than 12 times above the top of the scale."

As I write this update she is back home but really going through both physical and emotional trauma.

Since you folks really have included Daniel, Karis and Sabby in your personal family I knew you'd want me to get a hold of you and let you know about them. Your loving prayers and concerns are greatly needed right now. I knew Daniel would not be able to write his cheerful note to you awesome supporters...so I decided it was more important that I rushed this news to you. Hopefully they will all get their strength and health back soon and then Daniel will really want to write again.

I know he has that book to send out that he found so helpful in prison. Many of you also wrote asking him to write a heart-touching book about his last 9+ years. He's got that pulsing through his creative mind while also struggling to earn enough to support his family.

Plus now he has hospital e-room bills and all of that. I think each of us know what that's like. My last hospital stay nearly would have bought me a new SUV. :):) But the Lord is good and He takes care of each of us. Daniel's donation trust account is scraping the bottom with all this going on. Knowing you folks I am convinced you'll help as you always have when the occasion really needs it. 

Last Update ~ Daniel in his incredible thankful soul ~ wrote an unbelievable letter to you supporters. I am going to end this update by resending brief sentences Daniel wrote last month.

Dear Friends & Family,

Well, for good or bad, I've decided to share my story in a forthcoming book.  I admit, it's a bit presumptuous to think anyone would want to read it, but many of you expressed an interest and so it is time.  This will not be a typical, run-of-the-mill, self-aggrandizing memoir though, I hope.  We all know there are too many books in the world not worth the time to read, let alone write them.

But what excites me the most about this project is that it's my gift to all of you who supported me over the years.  Its a labor of love and its free.  I've been wondering for months what I could do to give back to everyone who offered their love, prayer, and support along the way so the blessing doesn't just stop with me.  Writing our story and presenting it as a gift is really only the tiniest way to say thank you and to acknowledge that the journey was never mine alone, but yours also, who walked beside me all this way.  It's your story as much as it is mine.

With that, I send you all my love and gratitude for standing by me all these years ... and for taking this amazing journey with me.  I hope you will all stay in touch!

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!
Daniel Smith

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Final Comments from Dad

If you can help Daniel at this crucial time... please consider doing so. I thank you for all your loving support throughout these years.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work). Please either type:

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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:

If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986.
(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Most Thankfully
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

PS: RE:  Future Daniel Smith Updates ~ I’ll continue to send Updates to you regularly  (health allowing)  as we know you folks love Daniel and want to be kept informed.