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D-MAN receives donation from Oakland County Casual Day Fund

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Danny’s Miracle Angel Network, also known as D-MAN Foundation, of Rochester Hills, Mich., received an undisclosed distribution from Oakland County’s Casual Day fund at a ceremony in the county’s Executive Office Building yesterday. The gift was presented by county executive L. Brooks Patterson for the work D-MAN has done in the arena of support to those with physical or mental disabilities.

Patterson started the Casual Day program when he took office 21 years ago in answer to requests for some sort of casual Friday, which was popular at the time. Patterson approved a program where employees could dress in jeans or other casual attire provided they donated at least $1 to the Casual Day Fund.

The organization was founded by Ziad S. Kassab in memory of his younger brother, Danny, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 23.

When he was only seven Danny was involved in a car accident that left him as a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic for 16 years.

“Despite his many health complications, Danny lived his life to the fullest and inspired everyone he met,” said Patterson.

Danny was well-thought of by students in Rochester’s special needs classes.

“I loved Danny,” said classmate Christopher Weaver. “He was nice.”

Today D-MAN continues as an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of families and individuals living with physical and mental disabilities and spread some of Danny’s positive attitude.

They offer education, specialty programs, and fundraising efforts, designed to ensure that quadriplegics and others with various disabilities have the opportunities to achieve the highest quality of life possible according to the organization.

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