Monday, August 6, 2012

This blog has been set up for all those who would like to join us in remembering Daniel's amazing life. The family has requested that their privacy be respected through these trying times.  Also, in honor of Daniel's charitable spirit, we recommend that you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters ( http://www.wementor.org/ ), one of his volunteer efforts. Details on the memorial service will be posted as soon as plans are finalized

The foundation will be established to aid in some of his favorite causes. First, some funds will go to Doral Soccer, his local soccer club which he was looking for sponsors. Second, a scholarship for outstanding scholar-athletes will be made at his high school, Christopher Columbus. More details will be posted on this page.

Esta pagina se ha sido creado para todos aquellos que quieran unirse a nosotros en el recuerdo de nuestro querido Daniel. La familia ha pedido de favor que se respete su privacidad durante este tiempo. Tambien se pide que cualquier donacion se mande a grupos como Big Brothers Big Sisters (link anterior). Detalles del funeral seran publicados en esta pagina cuando los planes se finalicen.

La fundacion se establecera para ayudara a las causas por las que Daniel trabajaba. Primero, se apoyaria a su club local, Doral Soccer, por quien el buscaba patrocinadores. Tambien se creara una beca para estudiantes-atletas ejemplares en su escuela secundaria, Christopher Columbus. Los detalles seran publicados en esta pagina.

If you would like to add an article to this blog please contact danielzamorafoundation@gmail.com. Or you may leave a comment to any article.
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100 comments:

  1. Danny was one of the greatest people I have ever met. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny a little under a year ago in ALPFA, and in that amount of time he changed my life. He had the best energy and was such a great person to be around; positive, supportive, and down to earth.Danny was anything but negative, he always had a smile on his face and always made sure everyone saw the best in everything. Life without Danny will not be the same for anyone that got the pleasure of really knowing him.He had a positive impact on everyone. Danny, I will miss you dear friend. I love you very much. RIP.

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    1. Oriana, Thank you very much. We will always remember him and he will be with us forever.
      Danny's Dad, Mon, brothers and family.

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  2. The loss of Daniel Zamora weighs heavily on the heart of those that knew him. Daniel Zamora was more than a friend, more than brother, he was the embodiment of a young professional; full of hope, potential , ambition, humility, and an earnest desire to have a positive impact on his community. For as long as I can remember Danny possessed an affinity for leadership. His peers naturally gravitated towards him, and would effortlessly take heed of his advice. Danny rarely boasted but, always believed in himself, his family, friends, and the institutions he so loyally served. Even with all the various accolades Danny had accomplished in his short life, it's difficult to encompass what made Danny a special human being with just an impressive resume. Frankly, to do so would be a disservice to him. To grasp Danny's uniqueness one would have to be in the presence of the man himself, look into his eyes, bear witness to his warm smile, and see his passion. Danny had a passion for understanding people and helping them find their calling in the world. In our numerous debates about life, personal and professional growth, Danny would always say to me , "I don't care for money, fame or fortune, as long as I make the world a better place and I am happy with my work. If that is my success, I will be okay." Both of us being business students, I was always bewildered by these sentiments, but there was something endearing and honorable about his feelings. Something I believe most of us lose with the passage of time. That something is the will to have a noble selfless dream and the courage to manifest it. Today I now understand what Danny meant. I can't quantify the loss of Daniel Zamora, I can't quantify the gains Daniel Zamora contributed to my life. All I can do is share my feelings of grief and my appreciation to God for placing Danny in my life. The boy in me looks towards the heavens desperately searching for answers and crying out for his friend to return, but the man in me understands that Daniel Zamora already was successful in accomplishing his goals. He changed the world when he touched our hearts and his success like his memory will live through us. We love you Danny, your time in this world was precious and unforgettable. A soul as tender as yours is deserving of much holier plains amongst the angels. I pray you look over us Danny, as we try to make you proud and when our time comes to pass I hope you will be there to greet us like the brother you were on earth.

    Love always your brother,

    Sylvester E. Perez

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  3. There are certain people that come into your life and make a positive impact in your life..That was Danny. He always knew what to say and how to bring out the best of you. He was an amazing friend that you can count on at any time of the day. He was always willing to help and put others before himself. He was someone to admire and had accomplished so much in his lifetime. You will never be forgotten and I am truly going to miss you so
    much.

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  4. Natalia CabanillasAugust 7, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    This was by far the hardest news to fathom. I was on ALPFA eboard with Danny in 2011 and he would always give me advice for everything. He helped me recognize my mistakes and my strengths. He was one of those people who would give without expecting anything in return and I always looked up to him for that. His selfless, humble, wise attitude. I will forever cherish our friendship and all the advice he has given me. Thank you Zamora for being in my life. You will truly be missed. Love you.

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  5. There aren't many selfless people but Danny was one of the few. He was always willing to lend a helping hand no matter what. I had the pleasure of working closely with him for ALPFA. His passion for helping others was always an inspiration. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Danny.

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  6. I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Daniel Zamora. May the pain in our hearts be eased and supplanted by loving memories of Danny at his wonderful best! Reading about how others knew him and the example he set while being alive assures me that he was cut from the very best the world has to offer.

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  7. I came into this family with what i thought was a hard time. Little did i know i would gain another brother in the process. Danny you don't even understand what you mean to me. From our long and deep conversations about our lives and aspirations to you making fun of me and calling me a chonga and a kuima. I will miss waking you up in the morning by throwing cami, your mom and me on top of you and making your breakfast (even though you would complain about how i barely ever cooked). Begging you to change the channel and turn off the reggaeton on your laptop. I will never forget your smile because there wasn't one day that i didn't see it. It hurts me the most to think that you were supposed to teach cami soccer and fight off the boys. I know you loved her so much and that you will be her guardian angel. I still expect you to walk into the house asking for food and claim that having a baby is no excuse to not go out with you. Only now have i realized how important you were to me and how much you have affected my life just like you did with many others. You always made me feel apart of your family and you really were my broski. i miss you more than words could tell and i know that you would want us all to be happy. I know its silly to express myself through here but i miss talking to you and all of our jokes. You were the big brother i never had and an incredible person. I am at peace knowing that your in a better place but i can't help but want you here next door, helping you pick out what to wear and hurrying you up from your super long showers. I am so grateful that you met your niece and that even though she is too little to know what is happening, we will always remind her of you. She will know about uncle danny and how much he loved her. You were supposed to be in our wedding and camis 1st birthday and i know that your presence will be there. Things will get better for us all but we will never forget you. i love you danny and i will always have you in my heart. Nothing i say expresses how i truly feel right now but i just love you and miss you terribly. Watch over all of us and give rafi the strength he needs more than ever. I know you would have wanted us all to remember you for the good times and i definitely do. I will always remember you for the person you were and smile every time i think of you. love you and i will always be your sis.

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  8. Anabel De la RosaAugust 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Mi querido amigo,

    Te escribo en el idioma en que mejor expreso mis sentimientos… Solo tu sabes el impacto que tuviste en mi vida, lo importante que fuiste en mi crecimiento profesional y personal…Te recordare siempre con tu sonrisa intachable, con tus palabras de apoyo en todo momento, con tu deseo infinito de sentirte un hombre realizado, de trascender en la vida…Pero mas importante que todo esto, te recordare por tus principios y tus deseos de dejar una marca por donde quiera que pasaras…Amigo, palabras no tengo para expresarte el dolor inmenso que me causa verte partir a tan temprana edad, con tanto que alcanzar y lograr…Pero Dios tiene un propósito para todos en la vida, y tu propósito fue cumplido durante tu corta estancia…. Ahora te repito lo que hace unos días te comentaba en nuestra ultima conversación…Lo que te hacia único y diferente en este mundo, siempre fueron tus inmensos sentimientos, ese gran corazón con el que dabas sin pedir nada a cambio… tus intensiones, que siempre fueron las correctas… Espero poder vivir lo suficiente como para cumplir todas tus expectativas, yo sé que tenías fe en mí, incluso cuando muchos no la tuvieron…Por esto y por mucho mas, ya te has convertido en mi ejemplo a seguir y aspiro algún día poder verte de nuevo y decirte estas palabras frente a frente. Te quiero y te querré siempre. Tú vives en mi Daniel Zamora.

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  9. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny back in March, working together to prepare for the ALPFA Miami Regional Student Symposium. Like everyone else that had the pleasure of knowing Danny, he was truly a great person, leader, and friend. His personality was one of genuine warmth and joy and I know I speak for the entire organization when I saw his ALPFA familia will miss him greatly. We love you, Danny!

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  10. Words can not describe how broken hearted I am. Danny and I met through a mutual friend and it turned out we had more in common than we would have ever imagined. I spent most of my free weekends with Danny and our friends hanging out. Danny was the most amazing person anyone could ever be lucky enough to meet. He was sweet, funny and had a smile that could light up even the darkest night club. He had such a great outlook on life and was always in a good mood. I never saw him get upset or angry, not even once. He was always the person to go to when you were upset and was just an amazing friend. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. I know that he is in a better place looking down on us smiling his huge smile like always. I will miss you so much Danny words can never describe it. I know I never told you (and I regret it) but you are one of the greatest friends I've ever had. You were an amazing person and I will carry your memory with me every day of my life. I love you Danny and I will miss you more than anyone could ever imagine.

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  11. I don't think anyone will ever know how much my heart is broken at this very moment in time. One of my greatest friend's passed away this weekend and I wasn't there. Things like this tend to put life in perspective and make you think of where your priorities are and to value every second of life because at any moment it's gone. I'm so heart broken that this happened to such an amazing soul and I miss him so much. He was an amazing individual and can never be replaced. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and our friends. I love you Daniel Zamora and you will be missed. You have touched my life in a very special way and I will never be able to repay you for that.

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  12. Every human being has the ability to do something great with their lives. In order to achieve GREATNESS, we are all given talents. It is up to us to find, explore, and develop these talents. Some are luckier than others and are able to find their passion quickly, while others, like myself, take a little longer. Daniel Zamora inspired me to find my greatness. He was not afraid to dream. He taught me not to be scared of what was ahead and by his passion for people he inspired me to be the best version of myself. Danny always portrayed joy to those around him and I choose to remember him like the happy kid he was. He was a dear friend to many of us and an extraordinary human being. You will be missed very much Dannyboy.

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  13. I met Danny in June 2009 at the Deloitte Leadership Conference in Hollywood, FL. Right away I was blown away by how kind, genuine, intelligent, modest, and helpful he was. He inspired me with his passion for ALPFA, gave me advice on how to build the chapter at my school, and was an all-around pleasure to talk to. A couple of months later when I saw him at the convention in Boston, it was made clear to me that I was not the only one who thought highly of him. That year, he won the National Student of the Year award, and I remember feeling proud to say, "Hey I know him!" We kept in contact after the convention, although not as much as I would have liked looking back now. I only wish I had had the opportunity to get to know him better. I know that wherever he is now, he is happy and that his early departure from us was intended to be as such, although we may not fully understand it at the moment. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends. Danny truly left a mark on all of us and he will never be forgotten!

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  14. Danny, I will miss you forever & hope to find my own way without turning to you for help and advice

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  15. Sabemos que su partida es dolorosa para todos, sabemos que lo extrañaremos, pero también sabemos que ahora estas en paz en el cielo, primo siempre te recordaremos y yo se que algun dia volveremos a vernos tu me prometistes que nos veriamos pronto que vendrias a Ecuador... Yo se que estas en este momento con todos nosotros y que desde cielo velaras por toda tu familia que te quiere y que siempre te recordara un abrazo...
    COUSIN FOREVER

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  16. When I herd the news this morning I have to say I was deeply saddened. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny through his brother Kevin in middle school, we had a tight knit group of friends and the Zamora's had always treated us like family. Ileana was our P.E. coach and soccer coach and would always drive us to the games. A few of us would always hang out at their house with all their brothers always messing around. And although as time passed we began to go our ways, I will always remember that family feeling you guys gave us. I can only imagine what you guys are going through and I hope you guys find the peace you are looking for and I will continue to pray for you in these tough times. I Love all you guys and God Bless You and specially Danny.

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  17. Al leer todos sus mensajes comprendo que Danny siempre estará presente en todas las cosas buenas que realicemos. No tuve la felicidad de vivir todos los preciosos momentos que describen, pero de algo estoy seguro, conocer sus historias y lo grandioso que fue Danny me invitan a ser una mejor persona y esto significa que el llego a mi gracias a ustedes. Gracias Danny por todo el amor, fuerza y alegría que brindaste, te quiero mucho, tu primo Andrés.

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  18. Sabemos que tu partida es dolorosa, ,todos te vamos a extrañar aca en Ecuador, en este momento partistes a un lugar mejor y se que desde donde estes velaras por tu familia que te quiere y que siempre te recordara, yo que se que algun dia volveremos a verte... COUSIN FOREVER

    ATT. TITO

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  19. No tengo palabras para expresar lo que Danny era como persona, amigo y compañero de trabajo. La vida no es justa pero quiero pensar que es por que Dios necesitaba un Ángel y el era definitivamente la persona indicada. Danny estará para siempre en los corazones de aquellos que tuvimos la dicha de conocerlo

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  20. I am still in shock about Danny's untimely death. I met Danny way back when FIU ALPFA was known as the Accounting Association. I remember seeing him in one of the recruiting meetings back in Aug/Sept 2006. At that time Danny was very shy and quiet but I got a chance to meet him that day. Over time he joined and eventually became board member. It was amazing seeing his transformation from the quiet kid in the meeting to a leader. His speeches were always on point and outside of school he was a heck of a friend. He gave me great advise on my career. I will always remember Danny as friend who always had a smile on his face no matter what. He truly was a star whose light beamed so bright. I will miss you my friend. I send my condolences to his family and friends. RIP Daniel Zamora.

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  21. No tuve la felicidad de vivir los momentos que cada uno de ustedes pasó con Danny, pero es inmensa la alegría que siento al leer todas sus historias, porque de alguna forma aplacan el dolor. Repito no pude pasar mucho tiempo con mi primo, pero ahora, a través de sus relatos el ha llegado a mi, y me invita a ser una mejor persona. Gracias por tanto cariño que diste Danny, gracias a ustedes también, por recordarlo como era. Traten de vivir como el lo hacía, siempre con una sonrisa. Te amo primo.

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  22. Danny was the living example of what every person should be as a student, coach, employee, brother, and man. It was an honor to have known such an amiable and loving person. No amount of words can measure the degree of adoration and respect held towards you by peers. I encourage everyone to rejoice your life. Yet shortly lived, your positive influence will leave an unequivocal mark in all the lives you've touched. I aspire to be the quality of man you were.
    Danny Zamora, you exemplify greatness.

    And thank you Zamora's for always welcoming Natalia and I into your home. To the Zamora brothers, I will make myself available to aid or help with anything you guys need.

    With deep admiration and condolence,

    David.

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  23. My deepest condolences by the loss of Danny. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny through ALPFA FIU. He was a great sweet person alway trying to help others. Rest in peace Danny.

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  24. Danny was not only a great person, he was exceptional. He would go out of his way to help other people, and in his life he managed to impact so many. It was a gift to have had him as a friend. When I found out the horribly shocking and tragic news, I could not help but focus on the many great things about him. I could not get his laugh out of my head, I feel like I can still hear him snoring in my couch, laughing when I tickled him, and screaming for me to please stop because he did not want to hurt me by mistake with his reaction. I remember joking around with him and calling him princess because he took so long to get ready, longer than us girls. I remember his passion for life, for helping others, for soccer, for his family. I remember us graduating together, that feeling of relief of no more stress! And I remember crying over his shoulder over silly things, and him comforting me. Also I remember forcing him to dance with me in some occasions because he always said he was not a good dancer. I remember our trip to Bahamas and how much fun we had. I remember him reading a bible verse at my sister’s wedding, and sounding so professional and wise (wiser than his age at times). I remember him calling me Pimp and making me laugh. I remember his surprised face (when you could actually see his eyes because most of the times he was smiling). I remember going to his house and having orangeade, he always knew I loved to drink that at his house, and I remember eating his mom’s delicious food after class. I also remember learning from him, he always made me proud. Before he passed away he said he was going to come over to my house and give me a hug and congratulate me once again for my engagement, I know he won’t be able to now but it is because he is waiting for me in a better place.
    The truth of the matter is I feel lucky to have had you in my life Danny, thank you for touching my heart and soul and shape me into a better person. I will always love you and remember the good things; you will always be the little brother I never had. To Ileana, Colon, Colon Jr, Mikey, Keria and Kevin I love you and I will continue to pray for Danny and for you all.

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  25. Danny was an amazing individual so concert for others, I remember him during my years recruiting for Crowe Horwath at FIU, he helped us tremendously on developing Crowe’s relationship with ALPFA and through his efforts many individuals were benefited. Danny always gave more of himself in his short life than most people ever will in their entire lives. My prayers are for his family, may the Lord bless them with comfort during this difficult time.

    Miguel A. Ferreira

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  26. Mi mas sinceras condolencias tios, primos.
    wooow tanta gente q te conocido primo habla lindas cosas tuyas has sido un buen chico y muy querido .
    te admiro demasiado primo x tantas cosas maravillosas q has echo x otras personas, fuistes una excelente persona primo.
    Los quiero a todos.

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  27. Dany, tu partida tan pronto deja un gran vacio y una gran tristeza.
    Se que ahora esta gozando de la presencia del Señor, que te quiere junto a El para que le indiques personalmente a todo aquel que necesita ayuda como tu lo sabias hacer aqui.
    Te amare por siempre mi niño!
    Siempre estara en mi corazon!
    Vilma

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  28. I still couldn't believe this is real and cannot accept it. I met Danny, this amazing person from ALPFA FIU about a year and half ago. Danny was a positive and supportive person. I really enjoyed the time that we hung out to the beach, parties, ALPFA events and convention. I couldn't forget the time that he helped me to do the mock interviews, he spent time to help our goup for the Xtax competition, and taught me how to dance etc. I remember that I had told Danny that he was my confort zone and I felt confortable whenever he was next to me. Danny, I will miss you and your smile forever!! Rest in Peace!

    Love you, always!! <3

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  29. Dios te tenga en su gloria primo querido Te keremos y 100pre staras en nuestros corazones Sabemos que tu partida es muy dolorosa te vamos a extrañar te ámaremos siempre primo querido att tu prima pamela

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  30. siempre te recordaremos por lo buen compañero que fuiste y nunca te dejaremos de recordad por ese gran corazon que te caracterisaba. Eres un ejemplo a seguir y siempre estaras presente en nuestras vidas. Descanza en paz, y cuidanos desde arriba. RIP

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  31. Te admiro demasiado primo x tantas cosas maravillosas q has hecho x otras personas, fuistes una excelente persona te amo primo querido mis mas sentido pésame tios primos desde ecuador le mandamos muchas fuerza y abrazos. primo danny Zamora siempre estarás en mi corazón y en mi vida. Att tu prima pamela

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  32. Te admiro demasiado primo x tantas cosas maravillosas q has hecho x otras personas, fuistes una excelente persona te amo primo querido mis mas sentido pésame tios primos desde ecuador le mandamos muchas fuerza y abrazos. primo danny Zamora siempre estarás en mi corazón y en mi vida.

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  33. Wow don't even know where to start. I met Danny back when he started FIU and he joined the Xtax competition as a freshman or sophmore. He used to mess around and say I was his mentor because of that but he is one of the few that has always gone out of his way to keep in touch and that just shows what a special person he was. We will meet up for lunch and did some tailgating for FIU games. When I checked my FB i thought it wasn't real but this is so sudden, it seemed not so long ago he was posting how proud he was of his brothers getting hired. I can go on and on. RIP Danny

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  34. Wow, words can't explain the pain I feel in my heart. As a Former High School Teammate (Football) of Danny's and classmate. Danny and I shared a special bond together our friendship started in high school when Danny came out to football practice and wanted to be a kicker. He open the eyes for a lot of players his attitude towards things were never negative he was always a postivie individual. When you think about a friend who cares always smiling that will never let you down you though about Danny. As I write this tears are rolling, I only knew him as a kind hearted person that never got upset about anything. When I got the news that my friend had left me my heart stopped and I couldn't believe it. I'm still waiting to wake up from this dream. I will miss you Danny. May you watch over us. May God be with Zamora family at this time of pain.


    Ray Harris
    CCHS CLASS OF 2007

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  35. I was in shocked when I read the news. Shocked. Completely schoked. I can clearly see your face in my head and I want to cry. But your face has a big smile and YOUR smile makes ME smile. That's how I'll always remember you. A big kid with a big smile. We tend to believe that people as caring and giving as you would never have something like this happen. How can you be gone so soon? I saw you grow from a shy kid to a confident young adult. Too smart for such a young age. You went from asking me for advice to giving advice and inspiring others. When I heard that you won the ALPFA Student of the Year and South Region Student of the Year awards I was so damn PROUD of you. You deserved it. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Malandro, portate bien y cuidanos desde arriba. You are gone too soon. Gone too soon.

    Carla Battaglia

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  36. Familia Zamora EcuadorAugust 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Dios de misericordia y de amor,
    ponemos en tus manos amorosas a Daniel Zamora Arizaga.
    En esta vida Tú le demostraste tu gran amor;
    y ahora que ya está libre de toda preocupación,
    concédele la felicidad y la paz eterna.
    Su vida terrena ha terminado ya;
    recíbelo ahora en el paraíso,
    en donde ya no habrá dolores, ni lágrimas ni penas,
    sino únicamente paz y alegría con Jesús, tu Hijo,
    y con el Espíritu Santo para Siempre.

    Amén

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  37. LLego el momento que esa persona tan querida ya no esta presente con nosotros,no lo podemos tocar ni oír su voz …
    Es un gran dolor y nos parece que todo esta perdido para siempre….
    Pero un amor sincero, no morirá jamás. La memoria de las personas que eran queridas viviran siempre en nuestros corazones primo t vamos a extranar

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  38. Danny, you were a person of admiration and inspiration to me at ALPFA. Thank you for touching my life and sharing your amazing spirit. You will always be remembered in our hearts Daniel Zamora! Maryia

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  39. Primo te admiro por ser un luchador y no pensar en ti mismo si no en otras personas por ser ese Hijo Maravilloso que fuiste para tus Padres Siempre con una sonrisa que alegrabas a los demás. me afectado mucho tu partida no sabes como pero yo se que desde cielo nos cuidarás a todos y siempre estarás en Nuestros corazones Te Queremos.

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  40. It feels like only yesterday i was coming off the field with Danny in "Blue Magic". i was 8 years old when i met this man and his family who i truly love. ever since, our families have been extremly close. i was given the honor to have him in my life throughout my childhood, high school, and now. playing with him in Doral Soccer Club was probably where me and Danny became the closest. everytime we would warm up for practice we would stick together being the under dogs that we where and just talk about life. Good things and bad things, we knew almost everything about eachother. we had one thing we would always say to eachother before we stepped on the field. we would hug and say "your goals are my goals" and it was funny because we were competing for the same position. His last words to me were given this friday in the second half of the game. he came up to me pounded my fist with his tremendous smile and said "you know that goal you scored was mines even if i wasnt in there with you". "doesnt it suck that this is the first time that your ahead of me on the goal charts? first time in our life" and he just laughed while he had his arm around me. Danny Zamora (fever Dog) was the older brother i never had and his picture will be a part of me for ever. no words can describe how much this man has impacted my life. Rest in peace BROTHER I LOVE YOU FOR EVER AND ALLWAYS!! my condolences to the Zamora family (Colon, Iliana, Colon Jr., Micky, and Kevin) GOD BLESS!!

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    1. Like Gio, I also had the honor of being Dany's class mate and team mate at Columbus. He played a vital role in helping me adapt to the school and to the soccer team when I transferred in from another school. There are so many good things that you can say about Dany, but honestly, he was genuinely an all around good guy. Good student, good athlete and an even better friend. A person with strong moral values and with ambitious goals for his future, always concerned about helping others. His personality was a reflection of his family, to whom I send my deepest condolences. He will be missed deeply!

      German A. Cuesta

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  41. It feels like only yesterday i was coming off the field with Danny in "Blue Magic". i was 8 years old when i met this man and his family who i truly love. ever since, our families have been extremly close. i was given the honor to have him in my life throughout my childhood, high school, and now. playing with him in Doral Soccer Club was probably where me and Danny became the closest. everytime we would warm up for practice we would stick together being the under dogs that we where and just talk about life. Good things and bad things, we knew almost everything about eachother. we had one thing we would always say to eachother before we stepped on the field. we would hug and say "your goals are my goals" and it was funny because we were competing for the same position. His last words to me were given this friday in the second half of the game. he came up to me pounded my fist with his tremendous smile and said "you know that goal you scored was mines even if i wasnt in there with you". "doesnt it suck that this is the first time that your ahead of me on the goal charts? first time in our life" and he just laughed while he had his arm around me. Danny Zamora (fever Dog) was the older brother i never had and his picture will be a part of me for ever. no words can describe how much this man has impacted my life. Rest in peace BROTHER I LOVE YOU FOR EVER AND ALLWAYS!! my condolences to the Zamora family (Colon, Iliana, Colon Jr., Micky, and Kevin) GOD BLESS!!

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  42. It's not typical I find myself speechless, but when I got the news, I literally stood for half an hour and just didn't know how to react or what to say. Danny, the effect you have had on thousands will permeate this world forever. Your impact will live on in all of us. You will be missed so much by so many. Rest in peace, and keep on smiling, wherever you are.

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  43. It's not typical I find myself speechless, but when I got the news, I literally stood for half an hour and just didn't know how to react or what to say. Danny, the effect you have had on thousands will permeate this world forever. Your impact will live on in all of us. You will be missed so much by so many. Rest in peace, and keep on smiling, wherever you are.

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  44. Words seem inadequate to describe how I feel for the loss of such an admirable friend. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort in the hands of God. My warmest condolences to the Zamora Family.

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  45. Danny, I must say the news of your passing has really hit me hard. There's no combination of words that can truly describe how saddened I feel at the moment. But what I can say is that I consider myself extremely blessed to have shared many amazing memories with you. From the many soccer fields I shared with you to the grounds at Columbus high school, your very presence always brightened my day. You were an incredible human being and an even better friend. I'll remember you always. RIP

    Love always, Jairo Sanmiguel

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  46. Tu Tia Mirian ZamoraAugust 7, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Dany eras un buen hijo ejemplar luchador excelente maravilloso x q te preocupabas x los demas sabes q dolor mas grande nos has dejado que dios te tenga en su santa gloria y que desde el cielo nos cuidaras a todos y siempre te recordaremos te amamos y te queremos mucho

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  47. mi querido Dany tu partida me ha causado un profundo dolor te recuerdo cuando eras apenas un bebe y jugabas con tus primos.me siento orgullosa de ti de saber que fuiste un chico luchador y nunca te diste por vencido, sencillo, queriendo superarte siempre y con esa humildad que te caracterizaba te voy a extrañar siempre estarás en mi corazón.Le pido a mi Dios ayude a tus padres que calme el dolor de tu repentina partida yo se que no va hacer fácil por que fuiste un hijo ejemplar.

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  48. You will be missed brother! Thanks for being an inspiration and a motivator. I still remember the amazing conversation that we had before I left Miami. You provided me with such great wisdom and encouragement. The world has lost a superstar! Condolences to the Zamora family from Emma Zelaya and I. We will forever love you!

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  49. At this point I don't even know how to express What I want to say in regards to your passing. But remembering the smile and positive vibes you always shared with others, I can only picture that Danny that everyone loved and admired which makes me feel a little better inside. I know you are in a better place and that you will always watch over us making sure we all succeed and reach our goals in life just like you would advise us to do when we had you by our side. This world is in HUGE need of people like you which is why it's hurts so much to see you leave so early, but I guess the man above has a plan for all of us. The Columbus soccer family and the Columbus family in general is shocked by this news, but we will all forever cherish the moments we shared with you and have you as an example of the man we should all strive to be like; loving, caring, a true leader, gentleman, a man of his word, a man united with his family, an amazing student, a great soccer player, well in all an all around amazing person. Thank you for all you did for me my senior year of highschool when you came in as our assistant coach and for the years before that when I had the pleasure of sharing the field with u as players both. Man...this seems so unreal...I want to reach out to your family (Kevin, Colon, Mikey, and your amazing parents) and express my deepest condolences. RIP my brother and watch over me and help me stay out of trouble like you did when you coached me!!!! God bless you and your family always

    Miguel Sanchez Columbus class of 2010

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  50. Danny was always there to help without question, selflessly, and with a smile. He helped us all prep for interviews, make new connections and friends, find work, pass school, and generally just advise. Danny was a natural leader and at ALPFA had a zeal which everyone was attracted too. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace friend.

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  51. This has to be the hardest thing I ever had to write. This is the first time I lose someone so close to me, and just finding out today was devastating. Danny had made such a big impact in m y life, and I owe so much to him. He truly is a great and amazing person, friend, and rolemodel. I will truly miss him. He has been the face of ALPFA, and I know that we all hold him close to our hearts. Danny, we miss you and love you deeply. RIP.

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  52. Dani, I hope your well brother. I remember kicking the ball around with you since we were young and also when we got older. Is a sad thing your gone so young. I dont know but this feels weird. I love you, you were a great person, your warm smile said it all. RIP Danny

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  53. Receiving the news this morning really took me by surprise. I met Danny through Kevin and although we didnt talk much, I always can tell he was a very kind-hearted, generous, loving, and VERY family oriented person. Although as we got older, we slowly drifted apart, the Zamora family has always held a special place in my heart. Our condolences go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers. RIP, God has received yet another angel to watch over us and protect us. <3

    All our love,
    The Sanchez Family
    Manny, Ana, Manny Jr. and Briana

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  54. No hay palabras para aliviar el dolor debido a la pérdida de un ser querido.Para mi fuè una persona muy importante en mi vida,lo recordare siempre con inmenso amor.

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  55. A todas las personas que conocieron y conpartieron con Danny en su corta permanencia en la vida terrenal sean familiares y amigos siempre te distingieron con tu sonrisa intachable , por el amor a sus Padres ,al observar a tus amigos como te describen por este medio nosotros tus familiares en Ecuador recibimos la noticia con el mas inmenso dolor y le pedimos de corazon a todos, amigos famliares que OREMOS junto en este momento de dolor , porque Danny solo se nos adelanto y estara a lado de Dios en todo momento,repartiendo todas las bendiciones que sean nesarias a sus Padres , Familiares y amigos , DANNY no te decimos hasta siempre , TE DECIMOS HASTA PRONTO , solo te nos adelantaste "Cabezon" como siempre te decia mi querido sobrino

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  56. Ojala y fuera un sueño del cual ya quisiera despertar y asi poder verte y hablar contigo,pero no esto es real y tu ya no estas aqui con nosotros yo se que desde algun lado nos vez y quiero que sepas que por ahora estamos mal pero que pronto vamos a estar mejor no t puedo decir cuando pero Dios nos dara la fuerza para seguir adelante, y kiero decirte también que siempre nos haras falta a tus padres,a tus hermanos,a tus sobrina,amigos y familiares por que ya te diste cuenta de cuanto te amamos todos y cada uno de nosotros. Dios te ruego encaresidamente por danny zamora para que ya este a tu lado gozando de tu gloria eterna Padre Mio y no nos abandones a nosotros tambien te necesitamos.
    no es un adios si no un hasta pronto danny eres un luchador y un buen ser humano te amamos todos tus familiares de Ecuador.eres muy admirable,por todo lo que hacias y seguiras haciendo desde cielo.
    ahora estas con dios en el cielo como un angel para cuidarnos.
    danny te quiere y te ama por siempre tu prima stephany zamora

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  57. ̲J̲E̲S̲U̲S̲ ̲e̲r̲e̲s̲ ̲m̲i̲ ̲f̲u̲e̲r̲z̲a̲ ̲t̲e ̲a̲m̲o̲,̲t̲e ̲n̲e̲c̲e̲s̲i̲t̲o̲,̲s̲a̲n̲a̲m̲e̲ ̲y̲ ̲s̲a̲n̲a̲ ̲a̲ ̲m̲i̲ ̲f̲a̲m̲i̲l̲i̲a̲

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  58. I remember meeting danny when he was a freshmen at fiu. I thought what shy and warm person. Everyone knew there was something very great and special stirring inside you.. It was God's love..
    I am so sorry bro this news made me weep.. I know God has you and there is something greater beyond this world.. You are there and we need not fear...

    "Regardless of what happens, don't stress things out...life is to short to have regrets and remember that things ALWAYS happens for a reason. Enjoy life, love those around you and live every moment like if it were the last!"

    THIS IS DANNY'S QUOTE ON HIS FACE BOOK ABOUT HIMSELF.

    You were wise beyond your years..

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  59. Coach, I really have nothing to say but to thank you for forming part of my life. I am still in shock and I am not able to assimilate that your body won't body won't be amongst us, only your body. Your soul and heart is ours, you left them here, en la tierra, para que las personas que te conocimos tengan el placer de recordarte. Tantas ense#anzas, tantos consejos, tantas risas, so much love. So much padawan love.. Lloro porque me duele que te hayas ido pero se que desde arriba velas por mi como siempre lo hiciste desde que me conociste. You were a true friend, a true brother and half of my success is dedicated to you! Danny, coach, you will always live in me.

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  60. Daniel,

    While our backgrounds were in stark contrast, we found a way to forge an unbreakable bond between two different persons with the same passion and love of family, friends, and life. We opened our minds and our hearts and developed a relationship that can only be described one way: a brotherhood. We may not have always agreed on everything, but, like brothers so often do, we shrugged it off and moved on to better times.

    You lived your life the way the good Lord wished for all of us, with honesty, integrity, selflessness, and a desire to help others. You served as a role model to so many people and touched so many lives—mine included. I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared part of our lives together and honored to have had you as a friend. You have forever altered my life, and you will be sorely missed each and every day.

    In his song titled “Daniel,” Elton John once wrote: “Daniel my brother...you're a star in the face of the sky.” He could not have been more accurate. As you take your rightful place in the sky and among the heavens, shine brightly my brother and take pride in knowing that your legacy will live on through all of those whom you touched, and that you will continue to serve as a beacon of guidance and inspiration for others.

    May God welcome you brother with open arms and reveal his plan for you so that you may continue your passion of helping others.

    In Your Loving Memory,

    C. Houseman

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  61. Coach, there's not a lot to tell you but to thank you deeply for forming part of my life. I am still in shock and I can't assimilate the fact that your body won't be amongst us anymore, your body, that's all. Your soul and your heart remained here, en la tierra, para que todas las personas que te conocimos tengamos el placer de recordarte por como la bella persona que fuiste. Tantas ense#anzas, tantos consejos, tantas lagrimas, tantas risas, so much love... so much Padawan love. Lloro porque te me fuiste pero se que desde arriba estaras velando por mi como siempre lo hiciste desde que te conoci. Half of my success is dedicated to you...Danny, Coach, you will ALWAYS live in me. Only you know how much I love you...

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  62. The first time I met Danny was the first time I had ever gone to a meeting for ALPFA, I was scared and nervous because I didn't know anyone and felt that I probably wouldn't fit in. Danny gave me a welcoming smile and a willingness to help me as if he knew exactly how I felt, he accepted me, no questions asked. He offered me his help without asking or showing that I needed to give him something in return, although I always felt and still feel like I owe him the world for everything he helped me with. He always had this natural sense to help everyone, to give that extra push people needed to move forward, to keep their heads up and succeed, to give hope and strength to those who felt like giving up and weak, I was one of those people. He might or might have not realized it but he offered me this without saying a single word. I admired everything he did and his stories of transformation from being afraid and lost, to confident and extremely outgoing. I will always see him as this person and I will always remember who he was to me. Even though he is not with us physically, I will still strive to accomplish everything he would have wished for me because I know that he'll be looking down on me, still giving me that extra push and motivation I need in difficult moments. I send many blessings to the Zamora family and my dearest condolences, know that you have not lost a loved one but rather gained an angel that will always be amongst every single one of you. God Bless.

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  63. Primo es duro sto pa todos los q t keremos, y creeme no tngo palaabras fuiste un gran amigo, hijo, primo, hermano, eres algin luchador, t admiro mucho... Tas n un lugar trankilo, m prometist un dia q vendras a ecuador y stas en nuestros corazones siempre primo y t digo un nos vemos pronto primo tqm

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  64. Danny, you are already missed, and you will never be forgotten. You were a real friend, unconditional, always with a positive word of advise. Words can't express the deep sadness that your early departure have caused me. Wherever you are rest assure that you made a huge impact in all of our lives.

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  65. I am in shock with what happened. I will always remember you as a positive, supportive, and down to earth person. You were an inspiration to so many of us and a natural born leader. You were always there to mentor and help all of us transition from students to professionals. You will be missed.

    My prayers go out to you and your family. May God have you in his glory.
    RIP Danny

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  66. I'm devastated at the news of your passing. After teaching all 4 of the Zamora boys at St. Agatha and working with your mom, I can't help but wonder why you were taken from the world at such a young age. You were such a hard worker and so very generous with your classmates. Your smile and love of life always made others smile. When I ran into your mom recently and we spoke about all of you and your soon-to-arrive niece, I was flooded with emotions because she and your dad lived for you guys. They are amazing people and parents and you are the fruit of their labor. Those who have known you (in any capacity) know the world has suffered a great loss but it is our mission to keep your spirit alive. May you rest in peace in the warmth of God's love. Ileana, Colon, Colon, Michael and Kevin - my prayers and deepest condolences are with you. I'm right where you left me so if you ever need a hug or just feel like a quick visit to the good old days, please stop by. I hope that you find comfort knowing the many people touched by Danny.
    All my love, Mirian Novoa Rodriguez (St. Agatha)

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  67. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the Zamora family

    Mario AVello & family

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  68. Stephanie RodriguezAugust 8, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    Although I did not know him personally, I did have the pleasure of meeting him a few times in ALPFA. Hearing him speak with such confidence at the meetings, seeing him be a mentor to so many at such a young age and reading all these post show that we truly lost GREATNESS. He is someone that will never be replaced or forgotten. My prayers are with his family and friends in this tough time. RIP Danny.

    Stephanie R.

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  69. It has been a day since I found out that Danny was no longer here with us, and I already miss him. I remember when I first met Danny, he was a freshman in college. He looked shy and quiet, but as I got to know him and he started growing up with ALPFA, I realized he was not like that. He was always making us all smile, giving us great speeches and helping us as much as he could. He was very passionate about ALPFA becoming a bigger thing in FIU, and well he accomplished that. I remember him being so professional, a great leader and speaker. I saw his transition from college freshman to the man he became.

    I couldn't stop crying when I found out Danny was gone, but then I started to remember all the happy moments we had shared together. The parties, dinners, ALPFA socials, the fun times at convention and his birthday celebrations.

    I can't still believe I will not get to see you again, but I know you are in a better place looking down at us. Se te va a extranar mucho Danny.

    My condolences to the Zamora family. Hope that God can give you the strength you need in this moment.

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  70. My warmest condolences go out to Kevin and the Zamora family. I had the pleasure of working with such a brilliant, warm hearted, selfless, positive and energetic individual. He was probably one of the most dependable students and individuals I have had the blessing to meet.
    Among being a hard worker, he was a great leader, a great friend, and more imporantly an incredible role model to his brother.
    I will continue praying for the Zamora family in this time of hardship, but I know that Danny is definitely looking over us now. I have no doubt he is resting in peace.
    You will be missed, but you definitely left special footprints behind.

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  71. Melissa Rosario &amp; FamilyAugust 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Danny im still unable to believe all of this. Such a bright young man with so muc ahead of himself. One of the good ones gone to soon. You will be missed dearly by so many of whoms life ou have changed so much in the simplest of ways. Even as i write this i still dot belive it like a nightmare eeryone just wants to wake from. You left a great legacy behind and your family and friends will always be proud of you. And even though time and distance didnt allow us to talk as often as when i was a kid didnt mean that i didnt often think of you and all the kind words you said and wrote to me on the day of my 8th grade retreat in one of the best palancas i have ever received your words were an inspiration to me then and still are now. i remember the times you used to tease me and fight with me like an older brother, just like mikey and colon would do to me. all the advice you gave me, all the times you and naisla would sit there and try to teach me more and more. i will never forget all the times i would go with your parents and your brothers to watch all of you play soccer especially the ransom games. when you guys would take me to the columbus vs belen games. you always made me feel like part of the family, and you will always have a spot in my heart. i love you with all my heart and my prayers go with your family. R.I.P to an amazing friend and brother. 

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  72. Our deepest condonlences to the family and friends. Daniel Zamora had won many awards, scholarships, honors, friends and was on his way to earning many more. It is such a great loss. Words cannot express the pain. We pray for the entire family and the knowledge that this world is not all there is and the entire family will be reunited in heaven in the presence of God. Our family met your family in August 1995 in mass at St. Agatha the Sunday before school started. Our daughter Nicole was a classmate of Mikey and Kristin of Kevin. I remember the day Bishop Estevez asked Iliana if there would be 5 to make a basketball team during a homily.
    Please know you are in our prayers and that your wonderful son Danny is greatly missed, loved, honored and is with God in heaven.
    The De Granda Family
    Joel, Carmen, Nicole, Kristin and Christopher

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  73. I knew Daniel only briefly in my life. I visited him and his family when I was a young boy with my mother. From what I remember he was good to me and I am fairly certain he will be missed very deeply.

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  74. To the Zamora family I offer my condolences and prayers of faith. Being a parent I can not imagine the pain you are all going thru and I ask God to please give you the peace, strength and faith you need. We all know that Daniel is where we all hope to be one day. I am so sorry we can not be at the mass as we will be out of town, but I will be praying along with the St. Agatha community.
    Luis, Lili, Karen & Kristy Somoano

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  75. Danny,

    Aunque te fuiste muy pronto, en apenas 22 anios dejaste huellas que muchos no dejan en toda una larga vida. Al oir la noticia estuve triste y hasta molesto de que eso le pasara a alguien como tu, pero la vida muchas veces no es justa, y no lo fue contigo. A tu familia le puedo decir que tienen razones de sobra para sentirse orgullosos de ti y de corazon, espero que tengan las fuerzas para seguir adelante y celebren cada dia la dicha que tuvieron de tenerte durante 22 anios y acompaniarte en cada paso que dabas. En lo personal, me alegra haber tenido la oportunidad de agradecerte la ultima vez que nos vimos y decirte que habias sido parte importante en mis logros. Tocaste muchas vidas nunca te olvidaremos.
    Y ahora me despido con el mayor carinio, respeto y admiracion.

    Hasta Siempre!!!

    Yosbel

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  76. Danny,

    This was really hard for me to write, but I needed to tell you how much you impacted my life. It was an honor to have met you, to have worked with you, and to have been able to call you my friend.

    Ever since you came into my classroom and recruited me to join ALPFA, I have looked up to you as a role model. Your selflessness, dedication, and commitment to the community was unmatched. It's obvious how much of a difference you made by all the lives you've impacted- including my own.

    You may have been best known for your kindness, but what I'll remember most about you was your leadership. Whether it was Soccer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or ALPFA you were never afraid to fight for causes you were passionate about.

    You were a natural leader and always knew the right thing to say-whether it was words of encouragement or telling us when we weren't living up to our potential. Thank you for taking so many of us under your wing and teaching us how to improve our leadership skills.

    I know I wouldn't be the man who I am today if it wasn't for you, and it's obvious how many lives you've impacted by the reaction to the news. I hope one day I can make you proud by improving the world at least a fraction of the way you did.

    Keep watch of us Zamora. As you can see, you've got a tough job ahead of you as guardian of all of us, but if there's anyone who can do it- it's you.

    See you around buddy.

    Save a game of FIFA for me.

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  77. Danny,

    I’m still in shock that you are not here with us anymore. This is by far the hardest thing that I will ever have to do. You were an amazing mentor and friend that put others first. Your passion and selflessness was second to none. I never got the chance to formally thank you for all that you did for me. Thank you for shaping me into a young professional. Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Thank you for all of the great times we shared and most of all thank you for being you! Without you I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am today and I hope that I can make you proud so next time we see each other you can say, “That’s my boy”. You taught me so much and I will take your teachings with me where ever I go. It will be hard to move on without you brother. Even playing FIFA will be difficult. So make sure you practice because next time we meet it will be Man U vs. Real Madrid, Rooney vs. “Christi”. A part of you is in each and every one of us and your work will never ever be forgotten. This is not a goodbye my friend but an until-we-meet-again. Watch over us and save a spot for all of us up there.

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  78. Danny,

    It's still hard for me to believe that you're gone. Seeing all of these comments by all of the people that were inspired by you, has made me feel even more fortunate to have known you as much as I did, and have had such a close relationship with you. Whenever anybody was feeling down, or went to you for help, you saw the light at the end of the tunnel and always encouraged us to keep our heads up and that everything will be alright. So, that is what we will do in these hard times.

    I have loved, and will always love you like a brother. I will always cherish the moments that we had together, and forever value our relationship. I love you so much man. God bless.

    Danny Ghanem

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  79. It still is a shock to me that you are not here anymore. You were a guiding light for everyone. Even those who did not know you well enough. Thank you for truly making an impact in everyone's lives at such a young age and truly leaving behind a legacy. I know you are still smiling up there in heaven as you were here on earth. We will never forget you. Love, Stephanie Mammana (St Agatha and FIU family)

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  80. I got it now...It's difficult and I have quietly suffered Danny's loss for a few days, but following his #1 advice, I'm trying to see it from the positive perspective. "Everything in life happens for a reason" and I got now! You know how Danny always portrait the importance of enjoying life to the fullest. That was his response every time I asked him how he were doing, "Enjoying life". At first I thought how taking Danny too soon was not fair, but what about if God wanted to transmit a very important message? What about if God used Danny's influence in so many people to make us realize the importance of enjoying life to the fullest. It's still not fair, but I'm sure Danny will be happy if he is able to continue making an impact by making us understand how living is a gift that we need to appreciate every single day. Think about it...and be sure that Danny was an angel on earth and will continue to look over all of us.

    Yasnay Montalvo

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  82. When I found out, I could not believe it. It was incredible to me how life takes unexpected turns. Danny inspired me when I talked to him in states. I could just imagine the great amount inspiration he has giving to others. To the Zamora family, you are one of the most united and strongest families I know. I love you all and I will be praying for you.


    - Ana

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  83. This is a true heartbreak. There are things in life we can't explain, and perhaps never will. Danny was a true role model and in that he leaves a lasting legacy. At 23 years old, he had accomplished more than many people would ever accomplish in their lifetime. Danny would not want us to suffer his loss. If you heard his teachings they were about finding strength. He would want us to be strong and celebrate his life. He is definitely living inside each and everyone of us. I am honored to say and grateful to God to have known Danny. I think of Danny and I will always remember his smile and his incredible desire to be better and better.
    Stephanie D. Basanta

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  84. Danny,

    WOW!!! This has to be one of the most successful lives anyone of us can think of. The amount of individual that were impacted by Danny Zamora are countless. His friendship was unlike any other. There are hundreds of people that are out there reaching their goals because of you Danny, sometimes without you even knowing that you were positively influencing students, ALPFA members, friends, and family members for the things that you said and most importantly did without saying. It has been a pleasure knowing you and you will never be forgotten in our lives. I honestly can say that it was sooo fortunate to have been a friend and have shared so many good memories in ALPFA conventions among other things. Thank you for all those time we laughed hysterically for whatever the reason we were laughing for at that time (too many to write) and thank you for your influence in my life that has made me the professional I am today. You will be missed but not forgotten.

    Rest in HAPPINESS like you lived you AMAZING life!!!

    Your friend forever

    Alfredo Reynoso

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  85. Cuando se pierde a un ser amado, se siente algo que nadie puede conocer o imaginar excepto quien lo ha vivido. Es una punzada que te deja apenas sin aliento para respirar. Pero así son los designios de nuestro Señor, Él nos da Él nos quita, pero también cuando nos quita nos da muchas maneras de poder combatir el dolor, tenemos amigos, en algunos casos familia, que nos arroparán cuando nos sintamos vencidos y sin ganas de nada.
    Dios es el único que nos da fuerzas para seguir, hay que aferrarse a esa fe, que todo lo podemos en Él, aun en las noches más oscuras de nuestras vidas, Él es la solución.

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  86. I met Danny a year ago when he started writing his blog. He had such great hopes and dreams and it was communicated clearly in the topics he wanted to write about. Today I came home from the memorial mass and couldn't help reading over some of his writings. They don't focus on money and fame but rather aspire to the highest ideals. It fits him perfectly. I have included the link below if anyone would like to read his posts.

    I can't help but smile because to my amazement, I continue to learn from him.

    http://danielzamora.wordpress.com/blogs/

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  87. "I want to be remembered not for my personal success but for the difference I have made in other’s lives.".. I just read this off your blog and it gave me goosebumps. You will always be remembered for the difference you have made in other people's lives. You were an amazing person danny. You will be missed so much. RIP.

    Yaneli

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  88. I found out about Danny's death a couple of days ago. But it's taken me some time to really process it and accept the truth. Although, I didn't get to know Danny as well as I would have liked to, the few times that I did spend time with him left an impression. Like many others, I met Danny in FIU, through ALPFA and later as he completed an internship where I work. Danny was one of those people that you couldn't help but like, always welcoming, always happy, always friendly. As I reflect on his passing away now, something that I read or heard somewhere comes to mind, in this moment when I think that Danny is no longer here I don't feel sorry or sad for him, there is no doubt in my mind that hi is in a better place, in a place without pain, without sadness. Yet I can't help but feel sad for the rest of us, for his family, thinking how much emptier the world will be, thinking of all the people that will never be touched by his kindness. Danny achieved so much at such a young age, and was destined for so much more, but was called to something higher. But even with his death he continues to inspire and touch other, just look at all the comments that have been left here. I know it's made me think a great deal, about the people we hold dear and the things we take for granted. Thank you for being who you were Daniel Zamora and rest in peace brother, we'll continue the things you started here, trying to live by the example you set.

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  89. Danny, although I didn't really know you on a personal level, I always remember you saying hi to me simply because I was kevin's friend. You always seemed to be happy. I cannot remember a day of my freshman year at Columbus when I didn't see you smiling. You are loved by many and it's truly beautiful to see how many you touched. I know God has a special place for people like you. I know you're watching over you're family.I would like to further extend my condolences to the Zamora family. You guys hold a special place in my heart. RIP Danny

    Gus Ortega

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  90. Mr. Colon Zamora and Family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of your son. I trust that he in heaven with our father. I heard many good things about him. I'm sure he was a great son. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    God Bless you all,
    Magaly Rodriguez and Cindya Rodriguez-Williams

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  91. To my pure awesomeness princess:
    It seems like yesterday we met back at FIU and you and Naisly were just starting your careers. I remember seeing you and you were so young and I thought I don't know if he can be this involved in school and ALPFA. But you proved me wrong. You became such a good friend and we started hanging out so much that I felt like the brother I never had was finally found. Being in school together, at ALPFA, you taking classes with Susy just got us closer. It was awesome seeing you fall asleep and snore at my couch and telling me 'pendeja' and 'cuaima' when I was right or made a smart comment. All the great times, the laughter, the trips together, me calling you my princess cause you took forever to get ready (which I saw firsthand in Phoenix), you telling me that I was your 'BIG' sister and always telling me how old I was … and you reading a bible verse at my wedding ceremony… as part of my family….you have no idea how hard all of this has been but then again you always had your ways to get everyone together and keep us together. I have always been so proud of you and now I see sooo much of you in Kevin, it's amazing. I have to thank God for giving me the chance to share so much with you in 5 short years and for truly having a brother. My parents love you and miss you a lot too.

    Last time we saw each other I hugged you and told you I love you my little bro and you made me feel sooo great by smiling at me and saying 'I love you too my sis'. That is what makes me smile now and forever. My princess, I love you and I will see you around. And to your family: thank you for giving us Danny. All of you are in my daily prayers.

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  92. I remember my first ALPFA meeting during the Fall 2009. I was sitting at the top of CBC and you approached me. From that day on, you changed my life. If it wasn’t for you and your always inspiring words, I would not have accomplished so many things. You believed in me when not many did. If it was not for you, I would not have ran for neither Treasurer nor President, applied to interview with PwC, attended the AICPA conference, and so much more. When I felt I was never good enough, you always pushed me to realize my potential. I will always hear you in my heart, reminding me to SMILE when things are tough and telling me not to sweat the small stuff.

    I will always miss you and our Harry Potter conversations; naming characters to fit our friends descriptions….Ron, Prof. McGonagall, and the Malfoy’s. Or when we had an ALPFA Presidential meeting at your house and we convinced Paola that the incoming President had to buy breakfast for everyone… Remember at your 21st birthday when I spilled the yellow rice all over your mom’s couch? I was so embarrassed and I was looking for you to find a broom to sweep up the mess before your mom would notice, only to later find out she was sitting next to me the entire time laughing at us? You never let me forget about that and would always crack up retelling the story. Its memories like these I will always cherish.

    Sometimes we don’t understand God’s plan and why things happen, but they happen for a reason. I strongly believe we are placed on Earth to fulfill a mission; although I think you were not done. You my friend have touched so many lives in the brief 23 years of your time physically with us, including my own.

    My heart goes out to your family during these difficult times. As I told Kevin numerous times, if there is ever anything your family needs, please feel free to reach out to me. I will always make you proud, no matter what. A piece of you has been etched in our hearts and will forever live on. Keep watching over us and help us make the right choices.

    With Love,

    Your Hermione – Catherine Peña

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  93. Danny and I met only a year ago, but we shared so many moments both good and bad, that I feel he has been part of my life for more. I can’t thank God enough for making our paths cross and giving me a true friend, which I really needed at the time. Everything I saw as a flaw in myself he turned it into something positive, Danny, my friend, you made me see myself in a different light, you inspired me to change myself in positive ways. Besides my parents, you are the first person in my life to make me believe I can do more than what everyone expects of me. It breaks my heart to know that you had so much more to accomplish, so many dreams to fulfill and lives to change. Life was not fair in taking you away at such a young age, I hope with time I will become wise enough to understand why things happen this way. Since I heard the news I’ve been devastated and I’m still struggling to accept that you are gone, but for now I want to think of the good times. Thank you for the great memories, make up shopping huh!? I know you loved that ☺, nights out in Brickell, getting kicked out of Panera bread or Yogurtland cause our conversations were too long, planning our futures. Oh remember the day I got the call from the partner, you were driving next to me and I gave you the thumbs up and started doing my happy dance silently on the phone ☺ you were the first to know, it was just hilarious. One day I will get to see you again and for the time until then I know you will be with me in my successes and failures, I know you will be there telling me to be strong and keep believing. I love you and I will miss you, you’ll forever be in my heart.

    xoxo Alison

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  94. My handsome. You and I did not have a mentor-mentee relationship. I was not in ALPFA long enough to know you as “the godfather”. I did not approach you looking for advice on my resume, my interviewing skills, or my future. Maybe I should have, but the reality is that I approached you because you were the only guy I knew who shared my love for reggaeton. From that moment on, I knew that I had to get to know you better.

    Knowing you opened up a world of wonderful friends I would have never known if it was not for you but, most of all, you were the one friend that I needed most in my life and I didn’t even know it. Even now, I’m still realizing how much you really meant to me.

    You and I had an understanding; a connection; a friendship that is hard to find. We were always on the same boat, floating alone, wondering what was to come. Always in the same situation and it was comforting to know that someone else shared my same feelings. I can only hope it was as comforting to you too.

    I'll never forget it, Wednesday August 1, we went to the beach and you spent most of the day talking about what was on your mind. That same day, like your true character, someone's umbrella was flying away and you went over to help her out. You were always there to help others, I'm just happy to have been there to hear you out, as you were there to hear me out when I needed someone to listen. I want to thank you for always being an honest gentleman. I thank God for that day and every single memory that I have of you.

    It has take me a long time to write this because It is hard to write this without breaking down in tears; because it is hard to find the right words; because I am still having trouble accepting the fact that you are no longer here. Even now, words reduce the meaning of my feelings. Words are not sufficient to describe what is going on in my heart/mind. Saying that I missing you just is not enough. I keep looking around expecting to see you in a suit with that smile of yours.

    I put my faith in God. Only God can ease the pain. May God help us understand, may he comfort those you love and who loved you, and may he one day allow us to be together again with you.

    "There is something in your smile that gives me strength to carry on, and there is something in words that lingers even when you are gone"

    I’ll always hold you in my heart handsome.

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  95. When I heard Danny had passed at this year's ALPFA convention, it brought me to tears. He was an award winner at the same ALPFA convention where I won a scholarship. I got to know him well. He was a definite leader and one of the persons I looked forward to seeing this year in Las Vegas. Danny made a deep impact in this organization and will be missed nationwide.

    From Orange County, CA, Josue D. Dominguez

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  96. In your memory. I wrote this before going to convention.

    http://amonserrat.wordpress.com/?p=130&preview=true

    RIP Danny

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  97. From what I keep in mind he was excellent to me and I am quite certain he will be skipped very greatly.
    Doral Ram

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This blog has been set up for all those who would like to join us in remembering Daniel's amazing life. The family has requested that their privacy be respected through these trying times. Also, in honor of Daniel's charitable spirit, we recommend that you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters ( http://www.wementor.org/ ), one of his volunteer efforts. Details on the memorial service will be posted as soon as plans are finalized

The foundation will be established to aid in some of his favorite causes. First, some funds will go to Doral Soccer, his local soccer club which he was looking for sponsors. Second, a scholarship for outstanding scholar-athletes will be made at his high school, Christopher Columbus. More details will be posted on this page.

Esta pagina se ha sido creado para todos aquellos que quieran unirse a nosotros en el recuerdo de nuestro querido Daniel. La familia ha pedido de favor que se respete su privacidad durante este tiempo. Tambien se pide que cualquier donacion se mande a grupos como Big Brothers Big Sisters (link anterior). Detalles del funeral seran publicados en esta pagina cuando los planes se finalicen.

La fundacion se establecera para ayudara a las causas por las que Daniel trabajaba. Primero, se apoyaria a su club local, Doral Soccer, por quien el buscaba patrocinadores. Tambien se creara una beca para estudiantes-atletas ejemplares en su escuela secundaria, Christopher Columbus. Los detalles seran publicados en esta pagina.

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