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The Daniel Smith Updates Newsletter

Who is Daniel Smith

This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.

Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution)  ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.

Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.

Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.

Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.

Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.

As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.

Daniel Smith | April Update

April 22 2019

Dad Is Proud Of His Son
As I consider what Daniel has gone through over most of the last 9 or 10 years I marvel at the character that has emerged from it all. Simply helping others he was selected by some in high positions to be ostracized and punished for doing so.When offered a plea bargain or lifetime in prison if he lost in court ~ he did not yield but braved the odds and maintained his commitment and conviction to stand firm. While languishing in prison he didn't get bitter, nor did he plan to retaliate. He came out of prison a bigger person than when he entered. Dan will always be a hero for that. I am proud just to know him and to be able to humbly say, I'm his Dad.

Daniel & His Family Are Well Now
The rush trips to the Emergency Room for Sabby and lingering, weakening and disabling illnesses that both Daniel & Karis endured have finally ended.

Daniel Has Tried So Hard To Earn a Sufficient Income To Meet Their Needs Now that they're well Daniel and Karis are making huge strides trying to generate an income sufficient to provide just for their needs. Daniel has exhausted himself exploring any opportunity to earn a living. Strange, but it seemed the released-from-prison inmate programs hindered more than helped him find a real job. But I believe just as he has always done ~ Daniel will finally succeed. Thanks to you dear supporters the family has survived! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your undying loving responses

The Funds Are At The Bottom Of The Barrel
In addition to what I've written above ~ finances have been really drained by car repairs, auto insurance, utility bills, etc. If you're able to help ~ just even a little bit ~ you will make such an impact. I thank you in advance for doing so ~ as you've amazed me at how you've helped each time the need is critical.

Daniel's Special Letter To You Folks

Dear Friends & Family,

Daniel here.  It's been a while since my last update.  Please forgive my silence.

First things first.  Some of you may remember a recent newsletter in which I pledged to give one random person an actual book that is very special to me and traveled with me in prison. I didn't mention the title but promised I would in my next newsletter, along with why I love this book so much.  Some of you might have thought it was going to be a Bible or some self-help book, but I have a surprise for you.  It was neither.   Before I share the title and the winning subscriber, I need to preface it with a short story:

Once upon a time, our dear Karis (
https://tinyurl.com/kariscopper) told me about a workshop she attended, during which a gentleman got on stage and exhibited a superhuman feat. He had the ability to "see through cards", that is: you could shuffle a brand new unmarked deck of cards and he could tell you what every card would be before you turned it over.  During his demonstration, he got only one card wrong out of 52.  He proceeded to tell the audience that anyone could learn this skill using the exact same method he had used to teach himself. He said his reference for learning the skill was "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar".  Although frequently published with fiction stories, this story is, ostensibly, true.  It is a story about
a man who could see through cards - but also about human potential and the power of a focused heart and mind.  

Prior to being sentenced to roughly four years, we'd been told I could get as many as 35 years.  I'll never forget what Karis said to me over the jailhouse phone one day: "If you're going to go to prison for 20 years, you better come out a bada@@".  Of course she didn't mean musclebound with tattoos.  I knew exactly what she meant.  And to that, I replied: "I suppose I should start with The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar."  She sent it straight away.

Out of the upwards of 150 books I read while in prison, this one was a favorite.  I can't tell you how many times I loaned or read it out-loud to other inmates.  They always loved it. It's no wonder.  We all love to hear how we are capable of so much more - especially in a place like prison.  I'd like to tell you that I came home with the ability to see through cards, but that is not the case.  As it turned out I had other internal work to do, but I am certain, if I had applied myself to that end, I might be really good at blackjack today.  =)

And now it's time for the winner!  Sadly, I can't reveal their name without permission, so that will have to remain a secret until I get it, but this person will be receiving an email requesting a mailing address so I know where to send their promised copy of Henry Sugar - the very one that traveled with me throughout my prison experience - torn pages and all.  (Keep an eye on your email in case it's you).

I still have a surprise for you, even if you're not the winner.   Recently, we celebrated our niece's birthday, who has been legally blind since almost birth.  As gifts this year we took turns recording audio books in our humble studio.  I'd like to share with you my recording of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar that was recorded with all of you in mind.  If you'd like to stream it from the Internet, try this link:
https://soundcloud.com/dvotinomusic/the-wonderful-story-of-henry-sugar-read-by-daniel-smith-votino

If you'd like to download it to your computer, try this one:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zPzwz7wH33g1JIuGUM6N4oQa1QqvmSSC/view?usp=sharing

If for any reasons these links don't work, please email me and I will send you the file personally.  

I also have one more short song to share.  
It's a "scratch track" of a devotional project I'm working on in my spare time.

https://soundcloud.com/dvotino/may-the-longtime-sun-in-the-style-of-snatam-kaurscratch-track

I am still working on my book, which of course is dedicated and will be free in gratitude for all your love and support.  Things have been pretty challenging the last couple months. As you may already know, our daughter contracted EBV, which took a toll on her liver and four trips to ER to get figured out.   She's doing much better now - as is the whole family - just in time for Spring.  We continue to use and be grateful for the availability of various natural remedies that help with this sort of thing.  =)

We were excited this week to learn that Sabby was accepted to George Wright Academy for the remainder of her high school.  This will require a big move but change is always good.  I'm still working to get things back on track financially for our family.  I hope to be able to announce more in the next month or two.  As always, your prayers and support are very much welcome.

* I want to close in asking for your prayers for my Dad who has been a superhero to me and many others.  A couple weeks ago he was rushed to the hospital unable to breathe.  He was brought back from the brink and intubated and put under a 33 hour coma so his body could heal from the event.  He had 6-8 people working on him in the emergency room for over 2 hours straight.  He is home now and resting but needs your prayers and support.

This is all I have for now.  I'm sorry it's longer than usual but there was much to share.  Thank you again for all your love and support.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!
Daniel


If you're able to help Daniel  ~ ~  it will mean so much.  I thank you for all your loving support throughout these years.

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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.

 

 

Daniel Smith | March Update

Mar. 2019

March is half over and finally the family is pretty-well health wise. Like much of the country the Spokane, Washington area has been snow-covered which is typical.

But Sabby has no more serious-enzyme symptoms. Karis is active as can be; and Daniel is about 80%. Daniel appreciates your prayers and is anxious to write a special letter to you folks.

He wants you to know that as soon as he gets fully back on his feet 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 while physically still weak. Each new day is an adventure: will he have full energy or not?

Over his 49 years I've observed that he is tougher than nails and works circles around others. Soon he'll be back to full strength and my dynamo Son will resume his activities leaving a trail in the dust for others to follow.

Daniel's donation trust account improved thanks to each of you who helped last month. This allowed Daniel to meet several necessary and pressing bills. THANK YOU. He feels badly that he isn't fully able to take care of his family's needs yet by his own efforts but hopes to do so very soon. Thank you again for your heartfelt desire to help him carry the load. What a marvelous family of sensitive, gracious and genuine folks you have been, are and will always be!

If you're wanting to help Daniel again ~ ~  it will mean so much.  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:
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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.

 

 

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:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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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.

 

 

  

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