This news brings me terrible sadness. Daniel is in severe pain with two badly infected teeth that the Dentist warned him could infect his whole body...even his heart. He has Dan taking strong pain medicine and on antibiotics. Plus he's eating less to help cut down the infection so is losing weight also. Two root canals are seriously needed and I regret that I don't have the financial wherewithal to even come close to helping my own Son with this. Makes a Dad ashamed.

Daniel does not have any health insurance and Washington State does not provide any help with severe dental needs. I wish the Bureau of Prisons would have taken care of this while he was incarcerated - but they didn't. After several successful months of working and finally earning a pretty good wage ~ ~ FRUSTRATION now lives at Daniel's house. The Pandemic has slowed down his work projects. He had been working up to 16 hours a day exhausting himself in the process to provide for his family. Now he faces a tough time as Washington State, which was the 1st state with COVID-19 deaths, has partially padlocked a great number of business pursuits...including Daniel's. So he is scrambling to continue to work as many hours as possible.

So, with ongoing acutely inflamed and infected gums, pain pills and wanting to work even more hours,  Rent and Utilities still must be paid. Groceries and other normal household needs must also be met.

And, like many of you, he and his family are in a virtual quarantine here in Washington state. Daniel is trying to not be discouraged. But his continual-throbbing-toothache pain leaves him feeling almost as worthless as a bump on a log when his health impacts his daily life. Many of you may be in the same predicament. So you know just how it feels.

If you didn't see the Judge's final ruling on Daniel's very last appeal - let me repeat it:

The Trial Judge DENIED his final appeal. That means Daniel's record will never be cleansed of his felony convictions. For those of us who know the true story of Daniel, he'll never be a felon but rather a hero. But when he applies for work he'll have to provide that info.

But Daniel came through all of this with the same unselfish, sharing and forgiving heart that has always differentiated him from most other people. He is, if anything, a better person for having done so. That's why his normal closing in all his writing is "Always with Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!"

Health allowing I'll continue sending out monthly updates for you folks ~ to keep you informed about his future creative pursuits.

Please take good care of your own health and your loved ones. If you or any of yours are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or any other health or emotional crisis - I'd like to pray for you and would welcome your email.

I wish there was some way words in an email could convey how dear you are to my heart and that you could see how thankful Daniel is that you care so much. It has become clear that when you support him with your gifts they are far more than a gift.
They show you want to make a difference. And they do!  Please also pray for Daniel.

To send a Love Gift to help Daniel’s urgent dental work and his family's needs it can be done safely through PayPal Send Money link. When PayPal asks for the email address to which you are sending the Gift use either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Both addresses go into the same account.

Some find it more convenient to just click the PayPal logo below.
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If you prefer to send your love Gift 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 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. For any checks to be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.


In Deep Thankfulness
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father