Daniel’s Story

Site created on September 29, 2019

Daniel (Dan, Danny, Dangy) Hollis lit up the room with his infectious smile and love for life.  A 2018 graduate of Hopedale High School, Dan attended Emerson College where he studied Marking Communications and played on the Men's Lacrosse Team.

Early on Saturday, September 28th, 2019, Dan was seriously injured in a confrontation outside of a friend's apartment in Alston, MA.  He was rushed to Brigham and Women's Hospital and underwent emergency surgery for trauma to his brain.  Despite the best hopes of his medical team, it was determined after several days of observation that Dan would never regain consciousness.  The damage to his brain also impacted his heart and lungs.  Dan was removed from life support on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, with his mother (Jennifer Kelly), father (Jason Hollis), and sister (Kate Hollis) by his side.

While his life was cut far too short, Dan made an incredible impact everywhere he went.  His commitment to his teammates, friends, and family was second to none.  To honor his memory the Daniel J. Hollis Foundation, Inc. has been created.  Please visit our website at:  www.danieljhollisfoundation.org   or on FaceBook @DJHFoundationInc.

"I want people to have the best time ever.
Especially if they’re around me.”
~Travis Scott

Newest Update

Journal entry by Jen Kelly

Our family is incredibly grateful to Caringbridge.org for providing families a platform to share updates regarding their loved one’s medical conditions.  The website allowed us to keep friends, family, and the community abreast of Daniel’s medical condition, arrangement details, and the beginning work of our foundation.  In the five months since Dan’s passing, we have incorporated our foundation and created a website and social media platforms for the Daniel J. Hollis Foundation.

We will be suspending our updates on the CaringBridge site and focusing our communication efforts through the website (www.danieljhollisfoundation.org) and Facebook page (@DJHFoundationInc).  One of the many wonderful attributes of CaringBridge is the ability to register for updates.  Our webpage has a similar feature. At the very bottom of the home page, you can register and select to follow the Daniel J. Hollis Foundation, Inc. site.  We hope you will continue to follow us as we work to make a change in the world for young people in Dan’s memory.  

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