Daniel had spent Monday at Notting Hill Carnival with friends in September 2010.
He had complained of a headache on the Wednesday night and by 6pm on the Thursday night he was fighting for his life in hospital.
He was rushed to hospital the following evening after his Dad came home from work to find him collapsed and covered in a rash. Six hours after being induced into a coma and in ITU, Daniel suffered a cardiac arrest and never regained consciousness.
He was pronounced brain stem dead four days later.
Daniel, or Dan as he was known to friends, was a lively young man. A huge gap has been left in our lives, a gap that I feel will never be filled.