Dannenfeldt Family

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Daniel A. Dannenfeldt: 6/8/1975 - 8/30/2013

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Dear Heidi and the Jack and Jill Foundation,

We just got back from the beautiful Bahamas and let me tell you, it was paradise!! From beginning to end we received royal treatment and we are so thankful for the Jack and Jill Foundation, the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and all of their partners for putting this trip of a lifetime together for us! We are about to celebrate the one year anniversary of my husband's diagnosis of Stage four colon cancer and this trip was the perfect way to celebrate, relax and create beautiful memories with our 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son! When we arrived at Nassau, everyone we encountered went way above and beyond for us. We started the trip with Majestic Tours picking us up in a beautiful limo. You should have seen the smiles on my kids' faces, priceless! Then we arrived at the beautiful Sheraton and we were greeted as if we were celebrities by Glenn and Keiani. They were amazing and I have never felt so welcomed! The next WOW moment came when we walked into our beautiful, 3 bedroom suite with the most amazing view of the ocean.

The next day we enjoyed the day at the Sheraton beach and had so much fun playing on the kayaks, building sand castles on the beach and swimming in their beautiful pools. That night we had a photo shoot with Jamal with J and J photography. He was so much fun and was amazing with our kids. I absolutely love the pictures he took of us on the beach and I will cherish them for a life time! It was a perfect way to capture our experience. Our excursions included a dolphin encounter on Blue Lagoon Island, a snorkeling trip with Seahorse adventures on a beautiful catamaran, and a full day at the Atlantis Aqua Adventure water park. We had the time of our lives on these excursions and I love the pictures I took of our kids sleeping on the ride back to the Sheraton after every one! It was hard leaving paradise yesterday knowing that Dan had to go straight into his Chemotherapy treatment today but he said that he will keep the memories from the trip with him and it will help him through it! I am so thankful for this foundation and it is a great feeling knowing that other families like ours are getting the chance to take a break from the "battle" and focus on what is really important 'time together'. With loving and gracious hearts,

The Dannenfeldt's