Walking & Praying for Children & World Peace

Inspiring Hope
Sharing Spiritual Wisdom
Rendering Aid to the Needy

Over 26,000 miles | Six Continents | 22 Years & Counting

"... the Lord has anointed me
to preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent me
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
And opening of the prison
to those who are bound..."
- Isaiah 61:1 (NKJV)


  • Introduction:

    Intro Video "The Child" Video 911 Walk Video
  • A visit with the pope:

    Letter from the Vatican Photo of Danny and
    Pope John Paul II
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  • A letter from President Bill Clinton

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  • A letter from President Ronald Reagan

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  • A letter from President Jimmy Carter

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  • Queen Elizabeth

    Danny contacted the media/politicians and received a special invitation for a San Diego woman to realize a lifelong dream to meet the Queen. He was invited to the ceremony and met the Queen (Feb 26, 1983)

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  • A letter from King Hussein

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  • Queen Noor

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  • A letter from the Prince of Whales

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  • Prince Albert II
    of Monaco

    Prince Albert II sent a signed book to Danny when he completed his walk along the French Riviera and throughout Monaco.

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    Prince Albert II - Photo by Monika Flueckiger
  • Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

    In 1979 a reproduction of "The Child", by Mario Torero was presented to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir as a symbol of peace and hope at his office in Israel.

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  • Nelson Mandela

    Danny stopped in Cambria and presented president Nelson Mandela with a Jubilennium candle in conjunction with the UN celebration during his walk from Perth to Sydney, Australia, for the Olympics.

  • Mother Teresa

    Danny provided a reproduction of the painting "The Child" by Mario Torero to the Our Lady of Angels Catholic School in San Diego. The painting was presented to Mother Teresa as a gift.

  • Ralph Bunche

    Danny presented a gift to Ralph Bunche's foundation to honor his efforts for peace. Relph received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his mediation in Palestine in the 1940's.

  • Yasser Arafat

    Arafat's representatives gave a medal to Danny when he walked for Palestian children. The medal was discovered when Danny was later taken hostage in Rafah; his captors then protected him from harm.

  • Muhammad Ali

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    Danny presented Muhammad Ali with a large portrait at the Long Beach Convention Center. The painting titled, "The Arrangement", by Gabriel Acevedo pictured an Indian man dressed in his native clothing.

  • Michael Jackson

    Danny provided M.J.'s attorneys with a 14x48ft mural of "The Child" that Mario Torero painted with the support of Gannett Outdoor Advertising. This particular mural was part of Pope John Paul II's visit to L.A. and was placed at the border of Tia Juana and the entrance of the Holland Tunnel.

    Though this mural continued to travel throughout the world once it was returned, a smaller replica of The Child was provided to M.J.

    The day that M.J. died Danny walked from 125th St. in Harlem to Ground Zero.

  • Whitney Houston

    Danny presented the mural, "The Child" by Mario Torero while in San Diego, CA.

  • Oprah Winfrey

    While walking in Chicago, Danny stopped and presented his walking stick to one of Oprah's employees at her TV station. It was a gift for her as a symbol of love for all of those she has touched.

  • Stevie Wonder

    Danny presented a reproduction of the painting, "The Child", by Mario Torero, to Stevie Wonder with his brother at his side in his dressing room at the San Diego sports arena Dec 8th, 1980, the day that John Lennon was killed.

  • Richie Havens

    Richie Havens performed at Woodstock for more than 400,000 people. Danny was one of many who helped promote the concert in New York City. Several years later Danny presented Richie with a copy of the painting, "The Child", across the street from the UN.

  • David Yonggi Cho

    Danny presented a reproduction of the painting, "The Child", by Mario Torero.

  • Jonas Salk

    Danny worked on a security detail to protect Jonas and also presented him a gift to honor his work in developing the polio vaccine.

  • Chaplain Barry Black

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  • General Charles Krulak

    General Krulak served as Danny's commanding officer during his time in the Marine Corps.

    Meritorious Mast Letter from General Krulak
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

    While walking in Israel, Danny presented the Prime Minister with one of his walking sticks.

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  • Roger Barnett

    Danny presented a symbol of peace Shaklee Corporation CEO (Sep 2019) with May Peace Prevail on Earth, International, Executive Director Fumi Johns Stewart (Sep 2010)

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