UPDATE: Thanks to all of you helping out with the Daniel FM Auction, Daniel is up to almost $50,000 and on his way to becoming Man of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! You can still donate at his website here until May 16th!
Daniel Edelen is a childhood leukemia SURVIVOR!! Diagnosed at age seven with High Risk T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Daniel endured three years and four months of Chemotherapy. Daniel’s treatment included 3 surgeries (one which was performed after low counts caused an infection and he had to have a portion of his right lung removed), 21 spinal taps, 22 blood and platelet transfusions, 88 days in the hospital, over 55 IV treatments through his port, daily chemo pills, and Cranial Radiation. Miraculously, Daniel is now a healthy sixteen year old teenager who stands 6’ 1” tall, and is on his sixth year OFF treatment. He is now considered officially CURED!
Daniel is a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School where he is a member of the Junior Varsity Football team, and is active in Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wakeboarding Club, Chargers for Christ, Fishing Club, and National Junior Honor Society.
Daniel’s hobbies include wakeboarding, snow skiing, watching college football games, playing the guitar, and hanging out with his buddies!
Daniel is honored to be the first childhood survivor to be running for Man of the Year and his team name is Daniel’s Be Hopeful Team which has been their slogan since early in his diagnosis.
On April 16, 2013, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is renaming Q101.9 “Daniel.FM.” Be sure to tune in as we will be playing (supportive clips) PSA’s throughout the day from Peyton Manning, Bruce Bowen, Rick Cavender, Greg Simmons, Daniel and several others.
Cast your bids! Our online-only auction, supported by Q101.9, is live until 11:59pm on April 16. The auction features exotic trips, relaxing vacation rentals, and exciting products and services that you won’t want to miss. The proceeds from each item will go directly toward helping Daniel reach his goal.