Dan’s Story

Site created on June 25, 2015

Hello, friends and family!  News of Dan's diagnosis of grade/stage 4 glioblastoma has led you to this page.  We feel grateful to have your prayers and support.  Thank you for understanding how crazy things have been if you haven't received responses to texts, emails or calls.  We appreciate you and feel blessed to have you in our lives.  We created this Caring Bridge site to keep you in the loop about news and updates as we have new info.  Please select "notifications" and you will receive an email each time we make a journal entry.
Love, Dan & Kellie

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kellie Weckstein

We hope this message makes you think of Dan today and smile.

The kids and I are walking/running again this year in the "Hope It's A Beach Thing" 5K supporting Brain Cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard).  This group of amazing people drew our family close four years ago and they can't seem to get rid of us.  See their website below for pictures and video of last year's event, which was hosted in memory of Dan.

What:  Brain Cancer Fundraiser
Where:  University of Dayton  (Humanities Plaza)
https://www.hopeitsabeachthing.com/
When:  October 12, 2019
Time:  9AM check-in, 10AM start

If you are planning to join us for the walk/run or to donate, please consider joining team "Howell About a Cure"...We joined their team this year in support of our friend Andy Howell who continues to bravely fight his brain cancer with the support of his wife Kate and son Charlie.
Join us on their team following this link:
https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app20102b?fr_id=1340&pg=team&team_id=4999&NONCE_TOKEN=2FE7389D7BF5ED94B852B8FFF64B4C98

I've also established a link for "Team DWeck" as we have maintained each year.  Either team is a great choice...going to the same great cause.
https://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR?fr_id=1340&pg=team&team_id=5025

Just a quick update on other happenings...This year, we launched the www.goresilience.org website to provide details of our plans for The Resilience Scholarship Fund, which was established in Dan's memory.  See the site for more details on the program or to donate.  In June, our team  awarded scholarships in the Oakwood, Kings, and Lakota districts - with plans to expand to (2) more school districts in 2020.

Thanks to all who have contributed nearly $35K to our fundraising efforts over the past year, including the Lumberjack Leaders at OJHS who raised $2,146 for the scholarship through a shirt sale, and chairs of The Blues Bash - a local event coming up in November which will contribute to the scholarship fund.  We are additionally grateful to the Oakwood Schools Foundation who honored Dan with a brick in alumni plaza outside the OJHS office.

Thanks all for taking a minute to think about Dan and our family.  We appreciate and love you very much.

Kellie
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