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I knew Daniel well. Great guy who overcame everything imaginable to be at Baylor. Blessed to know him and will miss him.
Very tragic. Thoughts and prayers sent up for his family.
What do you mean? Can you expound? Would like to know the back story here.
He had alopecia(loss of all hair), was blind in one eye, and lost both of his parents very young. Was loved by everyone who met him.
I was lucky to live with Daniel my last semester at Baylor, he was a truly great guy and he will be missed.
Oh man I was an FCC co-director his freshman year... Great young man... I remember reading through his application about everything he overcame and then getting to know him... Wow this came as a great shock... I think he interned with my company's Dallas office too. Thanks for sharing this Ashley. He was truly a great guy... So sad to see this news
Sad day; sounds like he touched a lot of lives positively.
He was a great Rag and better human being.
Very sad. Prayers to all his friends and family.
Prayers to all those effected.
Very sad. Will keep in our thoughts and prayers.
Sad indeed. We prayed for his family and friends this morning at church.
Had one of my youth group kids bring it up too and we all prayed for his friends and family.
Daniel was a few years younger than me at Baylor but he made a life-long impact on me. Daniel was given a bad deal from the get go. His mom and brother were killed by a drunk driver when he was only 11. He was raised by his grandparents the rest of his life and they both have passed away in the last year. On top of all that, he had alopecia and was blind in one eye. Despite all that, he was one of the most joyful and loving guys I’ve ever been around. Interestingly enough, when I was a 5th year senior at Baylor and he was a sophomore, we realized that my grandpa and his grandpa were cousins, so not only were we friends and fraternity brothers, we were also distant relatives.
I’m typically not one to ask for donations but because of his family situation, if you feel so inclined to give a few bucks for the funeral costs (seriously $5 will help), here is a website where you can donate. Thanks.
This post was edited by Yecker2000 13 months ago
Over $5k- glad to see Baylor family stepping up to help
Yes - wonderful to see people support the wepay link, as that is designed to help cover funeral costs, and that is now above $10K, which is so great.
Randall Fowler, who is one of my favorite former students, a tremendous guy and was best friends with Daniel, has established two funds in Daniel's name/honor at Baylor.
Sadly, I have experience setting these up, as I initiated one in Kyle Lake's name in our department after his passing, and ironically, Randall was the first recipient. So, I know first-hand the positive impact that these funds can have in not only retaining the memory and perpetuating the story of beloved former students/friends, but also the way they can bless future Baylor students.
All to say, here are two additional links if you'd like to give directly to BU (100% tax-deductible) to one of two funds established by Randall in Daniel's name: The first is to the endowed scholarship fund (will go forever and be awarded annually), and the second to a special fund that will be donated to specific groups he loved and/or served. Just wanted to get this word out - thanks and sic 'em.
https://www.baylor.edu/give/index.php?id=49837&a=3&custom=1&f=Daniel Jones Memorial Scholarship
https://www.baylor.edu/give/index.php?id=49837&a=3&custom=1&f=Daniel Jones Memorial Special Fund
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Each of you that always step up to help the Baylor family in the face of need or tragedy, you are the greatest and the reason I have always loved Baylor University folks.
Thanks to all of you for doing this!
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