One thing about my spree into journalism that was the most challenging: maintaining a 400 word maximum! I have over an hour of audio files with great stories from my interview with Dan, but I had to keep it minimal for the space the paper allotted me.
Below is a scan of the article, released first in the Norwood Star Newspaper on December 1, 2014. There have been so many donations from kind and caring locals before I even wrote this, but the Gofundme link is indeed still open, so if I can catch the attention of any other generous hearts willing to give to this family, my article will be that much more successful.
I hope you enjoy it. I also hope you find strength and inspiration in this story about one of the most optimistic and bright people I know, my uncle, Daniel Kothe.
To donate to Dan and his family, visit http://www.gofundme.com/fvqev0.