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Hi I'm Daniel

I grew up in Utah. I am a graduate student in documentary film and history at Syracuse University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a student in a documentary film program, I am extremely interested in film. I love watching movies, reading fantasy novels, and playing the occasional video game. I have grown up as an avid basketball fan, as well as football, even though physically I have been extremely limited due to a brush with osteosarcoma, a cancer in the bone that took my right knee when I was 11. Cancer has become a big part of my life, as I have lost both my brother and mother to Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma, respectively. I have had to learn how to cope with illness, debilitating injury, and death in my life, but I still try and remain positive and active in all situations..

Why I am a Mormon

When I think about the deaths of my mother and older brother, I wonder if there would be anything of more value than to know where they are now. This gospel provides me with so much faith and hope in a future where I get to be with them! Families truly can be sealed together forever, and marriages can continue beyond the grave. I have had so much struggles with cancer, that I don't know where I would be if I didn't know who I was, where I came from, and where I am going. I am a child of our Heavenly Father, and I lived with Him before I was born. After this life, this great test, I will go home to that God who gave me life, and I will live with Him and with my family forever in a perfect, pain-free body. These are the truths I have learned for myself and that will keep me pushing forward until the end of my days here on this earth.

How I live my faith

I love being part of a Single's Ward, where I get to go to church with others of my same age group. I especially enjoy institute, a part of church where we actually get to study the scriptures akin to a college course or classroom setting. I am a home teacher, which means I visit the homes of certain members of the ward once a month to check up on them and see if they need any assistance or support, or if they just need someone to talk to for a few minutes.