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"Dear Dan" Letters

March 2007

 Dearest Dan, I awoke from a sound sleep thinking of you this am. It was 0300 the hour of DIVINE MERCY (It is a Catholic thing). Needless to say I was and am praying for you very much. I ask for your complete and total healing and quite frankly I am expecting this! I send you at this very moment every ounce of energy health and healing that I have..I pray for you and your loved ones and send you and pray for you to have all the best that our GOOD and GRACIOUS GOD can give you!!! Please be open to healing and make time for miracles to happen!!!!! Please know that even though I can't post here often, I think of you and pray for you very often. Much Love and Healing to you my dear man. Love and Peace ~ Laura


 Dear Dan, Just a quick note to let you know that I am thinking of you.  Your music and lyrics have inspired me ever since college over 20 years ago, and I thank you so much for that.  As a result, the themes in your music have helped guide me through my life's paths.  May they also guide and comfort you even more. With thanks and a prayer for you ~ Leslie Lange Kennedy


 Dearest Dan and Jean; I thought of your music today and visited your website to see how you were.  While I listened to 'Hearts Hotel' I read of your illness.  I have faith that the beauty of your spirit and the love of all those you have touched so deeply with your gift will help through this difficult time. My prayers are with you. ~ Wayne B. McPeek Jr.


 Dan, I'm sitting in my backroom listening to the Nether Lands album.  It's my favorite.  I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful music.  I was stationed in Japan when I got introduced to your stuff on the Far East Radio Network.  I've been a fan ever since.  A day doesn't pass without me playing a little of your music.  I wish you well and my prayers go out to you everyday.  It the least I can do to repay what you've given me.  ~ Larry Bohannon


 Dan, Thank you for music and lyrics that endure.   From college memories of Nether Lands to today, your music and spirit have touched me and my family.  My teenagers now listen to your music - and I'm grateful for that. We wish you peace and a full and complete recovery.  May the knowledge that you've touched many lives give you comfort.  Thank you for providing a positive influence through the years. ~ Gerald King


 Dear Dan, One of my favorite songs is "Believe In Me." The music, the lyrics---perfect. Who inspired that song? I hope you are still creating beautiful music during your treatment. May God bless you with restored health. ~ Jan in Dallas


 Dear Dan, I have two friends who are survivors of prostate cancer, so your courage touches me in a very personal way.  My prayers are with you and your family, and I hold you in my highest vibrations.  I fell in love to your music, and listened to it every night as we fell asleep together.  Many of my very best memories include your beautiful voice.  I saw you perform at Indian University in 1977 with the love of my life, and the experience is imprinted on my soul forever. Love, light, and peace ~ Kris


 Dan - The darkest light can be broken by the brightest dawn. Your music and lyrics have been an inspiration to me and I am sure to generations. I am sending the most positive thoughts I can. Be well - your mind can take on journeys your physical presence cannot. You have a gift - the gift of a mind. Your life has been dedicated to the music. I for one thank you for that and I look forward too your next album. You move people, change their lives and give them hope. Give yourself hope. My thoughts are with you ~ Davy


 Dear Dan - Your music has always shown me that there is a great love out there in everyone, that there is more wonder in nature than any man could replicate, that there is no road that does not have a resting place somewhere on its length and that there is always, always a place for hope. Never having had the pleasure of seeing you live yet having cherished your music for over thirty-five years, I trust you will draw strength from the wonderful music you have produced, just as that same music has strengthened so many. Whatever happens to any of us - your music will go EVER ON! ~ David Shipley, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


 Dan, I wonder if you are writing more music these days. I hope so. It is God's gift to you. ~ Traci Suzanne


 Good Morning, I'm in shock, I feel like I've been told an old friend is ill. There is no way to describe the impact your gentle soul reflected so perfectly in your music has had on me over the years- from 1973 in fact.  You will be in my prayers until you make a speedy recovery. Have faith my friend. A relocated Australian in Indianapolis. Warmest Regards, Best Wishes and our Prayers ~ Peter Ryan, Indianapolis.


 Dan, all I can say is that you remain positive. Thank you from the depths of my heart for the many, many beautiful lyrics you have sung over the many years. All the very best for the future. Regards ~ Jan Hutchison, Auckland New Zealand


 Dear Dan, I hope & pray that your healing process is going as you wish. I have been a fan of yours since the 70's. Your music has been a part of my life since the first time I heard you on the radio. Since then I've come to know & love every song. I actually named my son Daniel, that may seem a bit fanatical, but my relatives had awful names. So please stay healthy. My prayers are with you & yours. I'm not religious but my best friend was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and through reiki healers and prayer chains her cancer scare turned into cysts. I will ask many to pray. I love who you are for the world. ~ Connie Bruno, Florida


 I too have to stay vigilant with checking my prostate as I now am that age and my 86 year old father has had PC for years. I also sing and play and have put milk on the table for 30 years. I have sung with you almost every day since Home Free. On stage, in the car, splitting wood, to my children, around the campfire with friends you have been in my mind and my heart.  I consider you one of my closest friends,  that I have not met, as of yet.   Love you Dan. ~ TF


 Dan, I thought of writing about how your music has been the theme songs for parts of my life.  Of how, from my last year of high school in Puerto Rico (where my family moved when I had a few months left of high school to complete) through my Navy years an on to my parenting/adult years.  Yet, that would be me about me.  And this is about you. You and your wife are in our prayers.  You have made a difference.  Stay strong and know if you ever come to Fenton Michigan, I will bring you down to the Fire station and you can ride a truck with us. Respectfully ~ Michael "Tom" Howley


 I have only just become an admirer of your extraordinary talent.  My husband (a long time fan) and I pray with you, your family and many others, through this very difficult time.  May you be blessed with a full recovery and many more years ahead. ~ Suzanne Dickie (Australia)


 Dan - It has been a while since we have heard anything from you and I was used to seeing you in concert every few years or so (have seen you over 20 times live throughout the US). I just  bought an MP3 player..Phillips/ 1GB...holds 450 songs or so. Over 150 songs which I have downloaded in the first week or so are  yours. By the time I am finished with your music, I may not have any  room for Joe Walsh, The Eagles, CSN and Y, Jackson Brown, Pavarotti, Ella,  Sinatra, or Martin !!! Best wishes to you. ~ Greg Palumbo 


 Dan, Having spent childhood summers sailing on the Eggemoggin Reach, I get a tear in my eye every time I hear "The Reach."  Thanks for triggering those happy memories. Thanks too for the great times that I had at two of your concerts, one in New Orleans in 1984 (I think) and one in Madison, WI a few years ago. You were under the weather at the New Orleans show, but you toughed it out; for which we were all very grateful! I hope your treatment is going well and you can keep smiling despite the circumstances.  There are legions of us out here pulling for you. ~ Dave in Oshkosh


 Dan, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are doing much better and I hope you have been given the inspiration to write a few more tunes for us. Love to you and Jean. God  bless ~ kay, Peoria, AZ


 Dan,  Words alone cannot describe what you and your music has given me. During my high school years, when I first met my loving wife, Souvenirs was on my turntable 24/7 as it was our favorite! I have followed your career ever since and have loved every song you have recorded. In the mid 90's I lost everything due to drug use. When I decided to become clean and sober, your song "The Long Way" brought me back. I since have married my high school sweetheart and have my life back with nearly 8 years of sobriety. Everytime I hear "The Long Way", a tear comes to my eyes and takes me back to a time when things were the best for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jean. God bless you. ~ Mark Skipworth


 Dan, I've been an avid admirer of yours since I first saw you on stage in the 70's when I was a student at Mississippi State.  Back then, it was just you, sitting in a bentwood chair with your guitar (I still have the picture) and I remember being absolutely blown away by your music.  I have since seen you many times in Mississippi over the years.  You are not just an artist, you are a poet whose verse and music transcend time and remain as fresh and spiritual as the first time I heard it.  You still blow me away. Thank you for your gift of music.  It leaves me breathless.  Take care of yourself.  Be well.  God bless you. ~ Melanie


 We have never met, but I feel like you are an old friend of mine.   I've seen you in concert 8 times, which is more than any other artist I've seen, over a span of more than 20 years.  You were at college with me in  the 1970's; when I had a baby in 1976; throwing pottery many times over the  years, and now in my 50's as I write this note.  I can't tell you how much  I enjoy and will continue to enjoy your heart and energy that come through your  music.  Thank you so much.  I've meant to write for years and was glad  to find this website. Best wishes with your illness.  I know many souls send you love, as I  do.  Love ~ Anita Vasquez


 Dear Dan, I've just visited your website for the first time and learned of the battle you are facing.  God bless you.  Today I pulled out some old cassette tapes from college (I'm 45 now) and put your music (Phoenix, Twin Sons..., and Captured Angel) on the player at full blast all afternoon while I did stuff at home.  It had been years since I had enjoyed being lost in music and memories in this manner--for you see, I am a professional church musician, and I "work" with music constantly; so, often time at home is just plain time to be quiet--but not today.  I immediately got on the web and ordered 4 of your old albums in a more permanent CD format, because I know that these tapes are on their last leg.


Anyway,  today I felt very young again and like I was flying on the wings of song--so to speak.  I have my DMA in vocal performance and just let loose today with your music.  I haven't enjoyed anything as much in eons!   I have always so highly respected you and your marvelous abilities--all the instruments, the singing, and the writing.  Your music is like nothing else.  Your talent is like nothing else and noone else's either.  THANK YOU FOR THE JOY.  --Anne


 Hi Dan,  I just came across your website today.  I had to take this moment to let you know that you and your family and friends are in my prayers! You have always been in my thoughts and your music in my heart and cd player! (and turntable years ago).  I first saw you at the Auditorium Theatre in downtown Chicago when I was a teenager. I have been to at least 10 or 12 of your concerts over the years most recently in Rosemont, IL at the Rosemont Theatre. I’m probably not unique in my love for you and your music as I know many are, but when anyone asks who is my favorite? It is always you! I am currently not working in the capacity of a nurse for the past 4 years or so but at heart I am still a nurse. My background included 6 yrs of Oncology nursing out of the past 20 yrs. Probably the most profound years of my life, A truly special privilege!!! My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. I first heard of your battle with cancer on the radio briefly a couple years ago I think and it struck me very hard.  I just want to take this moment to thank you for touching my life with your music!!! I will continue to pray for you! God Bless You Dan!  Warmly ~ Donna (from Cary, IL)


 Just wondering how you are doing.  Maybe you could post some new news to set my mind at ease.  Prayers with you and your family.  Still loving your music. ~ Donna Pennington


 Dan, May God bless you as you have blessed all of us with your music. I have many of your CD's, but I mostly listen to your Portrait collection. I enjoy it immensely. When I first got it years ago I listened to the Hits and Rock n Roll CD's, now I listen to the Ballads and Tales CD's. I must be getting older. Whether you ever record or tour again or not your music will go on and on. Keep up the fight. With love ~ Brad


 Dear Mr. Fogelberg, I was so sorry to hear just today of your illness. I think I can say without contradiction that you have many, many friends in my home state of Kentucky. We'll all be praying for you and your family. Run for the Roses ~ Carolyn Silky Sears, Lexington Kentucky


 Dan, In 1980 a man sang to me "...I am in love with you" from "Longer" (apparently, he didn't really mean it), but I have been listening to your music ever since.  It is always fresh to me. When you played in Austin in the 1980s, my sister and I took my young nephew to see you. Recently, a friend asked me to find a song to share with her dad so I gave her,  "Leader of the Band".  Being a writer, I appreciate your sharing your heart.  Wishing you the best as you navigate this unbearably challenging time in your life.  Best wishes ~ Cindee Segal


 Your music has brought tears to my eyes since I first listenend in the late 70's.  It was not because of sadness, more because of the beauty.  I lived for a while in Estes Park, Colorado, and spent every day climbing in the Rockies.  When I first heard Nether Lands, I was sure that was  where you were, and drove down there several times hoping to run into you. I just knew we would have an instant connection.  The closest I ever got was right up front at Red Rocks.  That's okay, though, because the physical closeness pales in comparison to the internal closeness we have.  I'm knocking on wood for you every time I think of you.  I love you. ~ Geri from Melbourne Florida


 Dan...God bless you for the soul communicated in your music. Music can be transcendent, and your music is that in spades. I'll meet you in the next...but continue in this world, in this life, for years to come. Your contribution to the lives of those who love you and what you've shared is something to rest in! ~ Ed Artigue in L.A.


 Dan - I "discovered" - or rather -- I was introduced to you in 1977 in Okinawa by a fellow Marine.  We military folks had a tendency toward buying big stereos.  Usually because there would be 16-20 of us in one room, all listening to our own music - competing as at a multi-stage festival (a la "Memphis in May"), with just as much variety in the music.  I tended toward country and classic rock - still do.  But hearing that album (Nether Lands) was a pure epiphany for me.  I am a drummer, and I keep trying to learn guitar (one day I will).  That day at liberty, I went out and bought all three of your earlier albums.  I've been a fan of yours ever since. When I was growing up, learning everything was what I wanted to do. It's clear that you follow that same philosophy. Your paintings, poetry, compositions and playing all speak to this.  I do all of these things - but, I don't unfortunately have your writing talent, though I am a decent drummer, and I sing reasonably well - many of your songs in fact. Get better - the world needs your beautiful music.  Best regards ~ Martin Michaels


 Dan and family, As a family battling this disease {myself in '04 and now my brother} I too can't stress enough the importance of PSA and DRE tests . I've always been a fan but more importantly you're in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. ~ Terry O'Brien,  Saratoga, N.Y.     


 Dan, I'm a big fan and have been since the first album.  Thanks for touching my life so many times over the years.  Best of luck with your recovery.  When you're back on tour, I'll be there to celebrate with you. ~ John A.


 Hello Dan, First and foremost, I am very sorry to learn of your illness.  You are in my thoughts and I wish you comfort and peace. My name is Kim (47); wife, mother, nurse, and one of a trio that sings traditional songs from the Balkan region.  I'm from 'downeast' Maine; Hancock Co. area.  I have enjoyed your creations throughout my adulthood. I was introduced to your music from a movie I watched, I think in 1980, where a disc jockey played, "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler."  I was hooked from then on and made a collection of the albums you had out.  I have to say I was very taken by your beautiful eyes and looks in general.  I saw you in concert once too, in Portland, ME.  You have a wonderful talent and I thank you for sharing it with the world. My Best to You and Yours ~ Kim


 Dan, I pray that you are doing well. You are in my thoughts daily. Your music has been such a large part of my life for 30 plus years now. My kids grew up with your music as part of many things we did as a family. When they hear your music now, it usually takes them back to a great memory and time. I hope to one day see you perform again if that is your will and God's. Thanks so much for your wonderful gift of music, it as blessed me beyond measure. ~ Bill Burke, Colorado.


 Missing  you...Good song, correct  sentiment. Your music will  last lifetimes. You've been in our thoughts  & prayers since learning of your misfortune.


 Dan, Just wanted to send well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery in your battle with cancer. Your music is, in a sense of a timeline, before my time. But thanks to my parents listening to your  tapes and the airplay on the soft rock stations, I've grown up on your songs through my parents. I know you've heard it all when it comes to all  the positive speeches that people give about beating cancer. I've never  had cancer but I have had family with cancer, a few beat it and a few  didn't. But from what I can tell you is, my relatives that did beat it,  didn't give up and the ones that succumbed to it just accepted it  and eventually it overcame them. The power of faith in God and faith  that everything is everything and everything will be all right because you  have the love of God, the love of your family and the love of your fans.  Hang in there, this will make you stronger and you'll be up and around  in no time. And your legacy and your music will live on forever...


 Best Wishes from Lancaster, Ca.. How I wish we could once again see you perform live -- you, Russ Kunkel, Jerry Douglas....the High Country Snows concert at the Universal Amphitheatre was the very first LIVE performance I had ever been to....and Dan, you're still the best... ~ Jeff Cooper


 Dan , You've been one of the most powerful musical and creative influences in my life , and in the 30 odd years I've been in the music industry  you are among the very few artists I find myself returning to for inspiration again and again. Your body of musical work speaks for itself  I think , but I'd just like to say I consider you one of the most important writers and musicians ever to come from these American shores . When I see a Bald Eagle on occasion on my morning walk I think of you and what you stand for and it gives me hope for the future . God bless and keep you and yours! -A brother musician in Nashville - We love you Dan! ~ William in music city


 Just thinking about you today, Dan--hoping you are doing well. Your music means so much to me today as it did back in high school. Thank you for a great thirty years of glorious music. May it continue for many years to come----fight the good fight... ~ Greg from Milwaukee


 I remember as a 12 year old, my sister bringing home this new album she got called "Nether Lands".  Who was this man, Dan Fogelberg?? Well, I fell in love. I was soooo before my time!!! haha  Needless to say, i was not the most popular girl at school as everyone else was listening to REO Speedwagon and Journey.  But Dan, you changed my life!! I traveled every two years from Page, Arizona to Phoenix to see you with my sister. It was the time for us to let our hair down and scream like teenagers.  Now, as a 43 year old woman, I have made my daughter grow up with you.  Her fave is  "Tell Me To My Face" from Twin Sons.  Music is so much a part of our family and Dan, you have been a part of our family for almost 30 years.  Wow, even I feel old. Our family prays for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. Thanks and have a great day! ~ Laura Permenter


 Dear Dan and Family, I just wanted to let you know that I think of you so much.  I visit your web site periodically to check up on you.  Haven't heard much from you lately but I'm hoping that things are going well for you.  With all the good wishes and love coming your way from all your fans your health will be restored.  I believe in my heart that you will beat this thing. Your music has reached the depths of my soul and I've been listening to you since I was in my very early 20's and now I'm in my very early 50's! (In my mind I'm still that 20 year old).  Anyway, God bless you and your family and Dan know that you are very much loved. Hugs ~ Denise


 Your music always has spoken to my heart and made me visualize what you were singing before music videos. I love your acoustic music from the 70's and 80's. You had that long hair and beard and I just thought 'he is so handsome I want a man like him'. This weekend I played your music only on my new Ipod and I slept to the soothing sounds of Home Free and Captured Angel. I call myself a captured angel because I can't fly here in the city or feel connected to this ugly city of LA. I long to be in the mountains or on the beach with a man who loves your music and likes to play it too. I am so sorry to google you and find out that you have cancer. You speak to my soul. You are also a painter like me. I've related mostly to your early music up to The Innocent Age and Phoenix and I loved the bluegrass album. Please know that you have had a very deep impact on my life and always will. You are my favorite artist of all. I'm partial to the acoustic ballads rather than the rock. I wish you were healthy. I know in heaven your music will be there for me because I can't be without it. I thank you for playing beautiful music and I hope your health improves. Always ~ Kay of Glendale,CA


 I just want to say thanks for all your songs that have so many meanings for me.  As with you, I grew up in Peoria and went thru many feelings about the place.  thanks again for you songs.  Good luck ~ Jean Bennett


 Dear Dan & Family- First and most importantly, I hope that you are feeling well and recovering. If the love and caring of a lot of people makes a difference, you've got a lot going in your favor. I just want to add my hopes and wishes that you'll recover completely, and that life is good for you and yours in the meanwhile. I'm an old man of 54 and have listened to your music so long that I feel like it's part of my DNA now. The older I get, the more value I place in art, literature, and music...the ability to create something which touches others and has a life of its own. You have done that magnificently, and I thank you for it. ~ SW


 Hi Dan & Jean - hope everything is getting better with you. Here is my story on how I got to love your music so much. My best Friend and cousin turned me on to your music when I was only 15 years old. If I had to pick to favorites I would pick "Longer" because it is my  wedding song and also it reminds me of my best friend Lynn. My other favorite  is "Leader of the Band" as it reminds me of my dad and grandpas, plus I turned my  dad on to your music as well. I really hope that you will come back to performing in concert. I do miss seeing and hearing you at Red Rocks. Thank you so much for your music. Love ~ Charmaine Makatura from Colorado


 Dear Dan, Thank you so much for your music. "Part of the Plan" is the best musical reminder of my high school experience. My 13-year-old son "played" "Leader of the Band" over and over on a uke to your cd when he was four years old (now he's been performing guitar publicly for three years). Thanks for the sermon, I will get checked. Best of luck to you and yours. ~ Ray


 To Dan & Jean, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Your music has touched Connie and I in so many ways over the years.  "Nether Lands"  came up on my iPod today while I was out for a run; the simplicity and majesty of that song always moves me.  Your music has made our lives so much richer.  Thank you. ~ Steve


 Dear Dan, I have recently been replacing my old albums with CDs of all of your music.  I thought I would  go on line and see if I have a complete collection when I discovered the truth  about your cancer diagnosis.  I thought it to be a rumor so when I read  it, I was shocked. I grew up listening to all of your  music and have always felt inspired by it.  Just hearing a song takes me  back to a specific place and time.  I actually used to live in Littleton, Colorado and my roommate and I used to take drives in and around Ward, hoping to catch you playing at some out-of-the-way pub.  Ironically, I now live with my family in Gurnee, Illinois.  One year after moving to  Illinois I  was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was extremely aggressive and proved  to be a devastating challenge, especially since my children were 7 and 4 at  the time.  I went through rigorous treatment and was clear for a year  when I then had a recurrence to my liver.  I went through a second round  of treatment and miraculously am now cancer free.  I guess I am now a statistical anomaly.  I know that the many prayers and well wishes that circulated for me helped ease the bumps in the road.  You have always  brought peace and comfort along the road in my life so the very least I can do  is offer my prayers up for you.  I sincerely hope that it brings you and  your family the peace that I have felt.  I pray for all the best for you  as you face this challenge.  Thanks for all the joy in song you have  given to me. Sincerely ~ Carole  Wright


 My thoughts are with you and your family. I have family with the same Dx and know the importance of your sermon. I also want to share my love for your music. When I entered college in 1973 I lived alone in an apt. and one day as I listened to the radio I heard of a new artist that I would grow to love. I heard "Wysteria" and that was the beginning of my appreciation for your music. I would sit alone studying, listening to your albums, and every word of every song throughout college. The songs and your voice actually brought me to Colorado where I completed graduate school.  To this day I play your music sometimes with my patients in speech therapy. Thank you for a lifetime of music with profound lyrics. ~ Lareen Chonzena


 Dan and family, I do not want to know a world without another great musician in it before their time. So that said my wife's and my prayers be with you and all your family. I am from Kentucky and I saw you at Bellarmine College I think it was 76/77. You did "Run for the Roses" as it was a Derby Eve I think. My wife and I have seen you the last three times you were here in Southeast FL. And Dude we miss you coming here. So again all our prayers and peace be with you. I rank you in with George Harrison, John Lennon, The brilliance of the combined Eagles especially Mr. Walsh just to name a few. ~ Dennis & Meribeth Allen


 Dan, my thoughts and prayers are with you. When I was 22 in 1981, I bought my first good stereo system. While in the speaker room, the store played The Innocent Age for me and I was an instant fan. Your music has always been so beautiful. Saw you many times at Poplar Creek. I wish the best for you and a complete, quick recovery. You have always been an inspiration to me. Thank you and God bless.


 Dan, My sister and I love your music! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Peace ~ Jennifer


 Hi Dan,  I just found out that you were ill via Rosie O'Donnell's website blog.  She has been a fan of yours forever, as I have. "Face the Fire" was the best song ever written.  I remember 3 Mile Island like it was yesterday.  Such scary times, but we got thru it, as you will now...Keep the faith Dan.  Much love, prayers, and good wishes ~ Becky Kelly, Troy, Michigan


 Dear Dan and Family - I have just read news of your diagnosis of Prostate Ca. I wanted to send this message to say that your music has meant a great deal to me in my life. I am 45, but when I was much younger and was introduced to Phoenix and The Innocent Age I was extremely moved by the depth of your writing. I experienced a lot of loss during those years, family members, being uprooted from California to move to Canada, all sense of stability and I had difficulty relating to my peers who had much more traditional and less stressful lives. Your lyrics and music were a haven then and now. I hope you will find strength and comfort yourself in knowing how many people like me whose own life challenges were made easier because of your creativity. You and your family will be in my thoughts. ~ Rebecca MacBride


 I must take a moment to express my thoughts about you, Dan. I was introduced to your music, by my college suitemate, in 1978.  I was instantly hooked.  I saw you in concert 2 times. I recently upgraded my very worn-out records to CD's.  I now listen to them everywhere. You have grown up with me over 25 years.  Your music is like an old friend to me and now to my family. Much thanks to you old friend and please have a quick recovery. ~ Jeanette O'Donnell, Austin, Tx


 Hi Jean and Dan, Just a note to let you know I am thinking of you and  care much. Hope you are thawing out after the winter snows.I know you love  them, but the flowers of spring are always welcome. If you happen to go west  soon say hi to the desert for me. I moved to the east coast, NC, and I am missing New Mexico and Arizona a lot these days. May you both find spring in your steps and may the trail rise up to meet you. ~ Kristin,  NC.


 Dan, I was so sorry to hear about the battle you are going through. You made such a difference in my life when I was a teen growing up. Your music calmed me and helped me get through the transitional period in my life. My prayers are with you. You have touched so many people. ~ Carrie


 Dear Dan, Such wonderful news that your treatment is going well and you are enjoying life to the fullest.  Your music has been such a comfort to me over the  years. Each and every day I will keep you in my thoughts.  Seeing  your concert at Red Rocks was so special to me.  I was up in front in my  wheelchair and what a thrill it was! Love and prayers ~ Connie Benson

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