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 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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  • HSH Prince Albert II

    HSH Prince Albert II (also President of the Monaco Red Cross) sent to Danny a personally signed collectible book, Le Livre D'Or De La Croix-Rouge Monegasque, when Danny completed his walk along the French Riviera and throughout Monaco (2000).

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

    In 1979 Danny presented a reproduction of The Child painting to Prime Minister Shamir in his office in Tel Aviv. The gift was a symbol of peace and hope for the children of 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 gave a reproduction of The Child painting to Our Lady of Angels Catholic School in San Diego. The painting was then presented to Mother Teresa as a gift for her humanitarian work for the poor.

  • 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 Palestinian 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 MJ's attorneys a 14X48 mural of The Child. With support from Gannett Outdoor Advertising, this mural was displayed on the occasion of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Los Angeles.

    The mural continued on a tour of peace throughout the world, and Michael Jackson was later presented a replica of The Child for his own collection.

    On the day Michael Jackson died, Danny walked in his honor, from 125th St. in Harlem to Ground Zero.

  • Whitney Houston

    When Whitney Houston was visiting in San Diego, Danny provided a reproduction of The Child to an associate, who presented the gift to Whitney Houston.

  • 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 to Stevie Wonder with his brother at his side in his dressing room at the San Diego Sports Arena on Dec 8, 1980 (the day John Lennon was killed).

  • Richie Havens

    Richie Havens performed at Woodstock for more than 400,000 people. Danny was one of the original promoters of the Woodstock festival. Several years later, Danny presented Richie with a copy of the painting The Child at the Ralph Bunche Park across from the UN.

  • David Yonggi Cho

    While in Seoul Korea for the 1988 Summer Olympics, Danny met Pastor Cho (whose church was one of the largest in the world) and presented a reproduction of The Child as a gift to thank Pastor Cho for his service to God.

  • 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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