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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gods, I should't read such stories that make me blubber

but Danny Stanton, only 4, really *lived* and that's something to take in when you're 42 and still trying to figure it out.

Little boy's big legacy teaches others how to live: Danny Stanton, 4, died of a seizure 14 days before Christmas
The disarming smile of a 4-year-old boy with a buzz cut brightens an otherwise drab newspaper page, where whole lives are summed up in three inches of tiny newsprint.

Danny Stanton's death notice first makes you wonder how he died. But the eight haunting, final words make you want to know how he lived: "Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did."

Danny had a seizure disorder, always having them at night as he slept, a scary thing for any parent to deal with. But it was his personality that defined Danny, and not his illness. And for someone who was only on the planet four short years, he was a gifted young child who touched many people's lives and left them mourning but celebrating how he lived his life.

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