The Dane Foundation was named in honor of a unique young man...celebrating his life and sharing his inspiration.
Dane Edward Moser was born in 1984 and, although his tiny face looked perfect, it didnít take long to discover Dane had multiple disabilities. Daneís cerebral palsy soon affected every part of his life, including his ability to grow and prosper like other children.
In 1998, Dane came to live with the Moser family in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Dane formed an immediate and special bond with the Mosers. They knew that Dane was supposed to be in their family and they adopted him along with three other challenged children.
Althought he couldn't speak, everyone knew what Dane wanted to say. Sticking his tongue out meant "No" and a smile or kick of the feet meant he was on board. His flirting personality affected everyone he met. While Dane could've spent time feeling sorry for himself, he choose to move forward, inspire all he met, and serve as a role model for others with disabilities...yes "You Can Overcome Many Obstacles!"
Dane has played an intregal part in The Dane Foundation's public awareness activities. As a spokesperson for the organization, Dane was a visible tribute to individuals with disabilities in our community, and the successes that they can experience. His inspiration and excitementwas contagious!
At age 23, Dane went to be with God on August 30, 2009. While he will be sadly missed here on earth, we know that his spirit, his smile, and his determination to make everyone understand and accept, will continue to serve as our motivation to make a difference.
Dane and entertainer Kent LeMar at the Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival