"Dan was like a box of little surprises. He had so many layers to him. His genuine warmth, spirit and that beautiful smile is what struck me first. But then as I got to know him more hidden treasures appeared. That cheeky sense of humour and his ability to laugh at himself was endearing. His passion for sport and his comical writing ability in his blogs and posts that brightened up peoples days! He was so kind, caring and humble."