In the year of 1986, two very special and loving babies were born. One child was a girl named Molly. Three week later a boy was born named Daniel. Their mothers were very good friends so the babies grew up seeing each other a lot.
Molly and Daniel loved each other as dear friends do. They each were born with their own but very different challenges to carry in life. Molly was born with Down’s Syndrome although she has trained us to call it Up Syndrome and has proven it to be the correct label for her. She always has a smile and is always willing to help her friends. Daniel was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was 7 years of age.
Despite this dire diagnosis, Daniel always looked to the positive. These two beautiful children went to preschool together where they decided they would get married and open a laundromat that sold doughnuts. They always seemed as though they had been together before, in a different life, as brother and sister, or maybe husband and wife, they seemed to know each other so very well. Each would defend the other if one was given a time out.
As they grew up, they remained close. Molly would send cards to Daniel to keep his spirits high even as he was bed ridden for more than 3 years. Their friendship taught us all what life is all about. It really doesn’t matter what challenges a person may be presented with; they can overcome almost anything with the help of a friend and knowing you are loved no matter what. Daniel died on May 16, 2020. Molly has decided to dedicate a gymnastic memorial and this fundraiser to him. All we need is love.