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Deeds for Daniel Memorial Drive

  • Daniel.jpgStatement from Chabad Jewish Center of Waukesha County.

    It is with many tears, and heavy hearts, that we inform you of the tragic passing of Daniel Andrew Perelman of Brookfield.

    Daniel was full of energy and curiosity, a gentle soul, and beloved by all who knew him.

    He leaves behind his parents, sister, grandparents, aunts uncles, classmates, friends and all those who knew him and loved him.

    In the Jewish tradition, remembering a loved one or friend is not a passive endeavor.

    Instead, to truly remember is to incorporate a behavior, a positive trait or action into our lives, thereby memorializing the life and contributions of the one we loved.

    In consultation with Daniel’s parents, Chabad of Waukesha has established the Deeds for Daniel Memorial Drive.

    Please join and take on a positive deed of goodness and kindness in commemoration of the life and positivity of Daniel.


  • Here are the totals of the good deeds taken upon by people who cared for Daniel.
    (This page will be updated regularly)

    215 people accepted to Study something extra today.

    216 people accepted to Donate to a local charity or event. 

    244 people accepted to Spend some extra time with somebody who is alone.

    243 people accepted to Compliment a stranger.

    68 people accepted to Bake some goods for your neighbor(s).

    55 people accepted to Donate blood

    23 people accepted to Volunteer at a local shelter 

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    I don't personally know this gentleman but.. after seeing this on the news and reading this in memory of him when I cook I will share my meal with a neighbor

    -JA

    J.N. is my sister and taught Daniel at BA. She spoke of what a wonderful student and person Daniel was. She chose him for the math award. My daughters and I made cheesecake cupcakes for a neighbor in memory of Daniel today.

    -KF

    Daniel sounds like an amazing man! Thank you for inspiring me.

    -PW

    Your son’s legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    - AV

    My deepest condolences!! Please if you need anything… let me know. I will study on another day. May he Rest In Peace!

    - BW

    My deepest condolences to the family. May his memory be a blessing.

    - AP

    I have accepted to Drive considerate and safely, NOT distracted

    I’m so sorry about your son Daniel. It sounded like he has had a great passion for flying airplanes. Perhaps he caught the flying "bug". I’ve had that "bug" since five years old and have been engaged ever since. I’m nearing retirement in November as as airline Captain. A 48 yrs long happy great career. I’m so sorry for your loss as I can understand his flying passion. He sounds like a great likable, smart person. I can relate to his unfortunate emergency.

    - HW

    What a wonderful way to spread love and grace, something that is so desperately needed in this world!

    - TS

    Sending prayers for strength and resilience during this difficult time.

    - KF

    Daf Yomi. We are so sorry for your loss. Our daughter Alex met Daniel at Northwestern. 

    - SA

    Much love to the Perelman family!  Sending prayers!

    - JB

    I am truly sorry for the loss of Daniel and it's really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that he's gone. I'm a fellow freshman in the Integrated Science Program, so Daniel was in a lot of my classes this year, and he was a great addition to each of them. I didn't know him well outside of class, but I know he will be extremely missed in ISP. I am currently quarantining, so I unfortunately cannot attend the gatherings in his memory. However, when I get out, I will be sure to give some extra acts of kindness to celebrate Daniel's life.

    - JV

    Taking our kids to buy food for the food pantry! Praying for your family! 

    - CG 

    May memories of Daniel be of comfort to his family now and in the future. 

    - RB

    May you find peace in your memories. 

    - LA

    Daniel will be sorely missed. Sending love to his friends and family. 

    - SF

    I am so very sorry on your loss of Daniel. Please know I am thinking of your family, and sending prayers.

    - SL

    I have accepted to Help a stranger

    I'm a nurse, so I have dedicated my life to helping others. However, I think we all appreciate the opportunity to go the extra mile. This week, I came across an eldery gentleman looking for something at Walmart. Instead of just telling him what aisle to look for, I walked with to the specific location, and helped him pick out the item he needed. He shared with me that he recently had to put his wife in a nursing home, and he was shopping for her. I no longer have any living grandparents, and I like to think that in that moment, I helped someone's grandfather in their absence.

    - MB

    I worked with his mother for several years. She was very proud of him and his accomplishments. I will donate to help in the children’s literacy program in his name to empower other children to become as mentally strong as Daniel.

    - MK

    Daniel was my niece Lindsay Martin’s boyfriend. I met him recently and what a wonderful young man. Happy to honor Daniel and commit to some deeds of kindness in his memory.

    - JZ

    My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Unfortunately, I can say I know how this feels and I am so sorry.  My 26-year old daughter died in a plane crash in Janesville (2/16/21). If you’d like to talk or need anything, please reach out.

    - TS

    Danny was a special student. I loved his enthusiasm for life. He will be so missed.

    - GR

    There are no words, my heart breaks for your loss. Sending prayers of healing.

    - FW

    To create a positive action from such a tragedy is beyond any act of kindness! God Bless!

    - DM

    - I’ve donated new clothes, linen and bedding to a family following a fire.

    You have our family’s sincere sympathy. A good friend lost all in a fire, and we have purchase new clothes, bedding and household items she and disable daughter needed. In memory of Daniel. Shalom.

    - MR

    Acts of kindness to help this young man’s hopes and dreams continue to soar into heaven. Never be afraid.

    - LD

    I have accepted to give to a homeless person.

    I did not know Daniel, but he sounds like he was an exceptional person. I hope that the memory of his life and his goodness will bring joy to his family.

    - VJ

    I didn’t have the pleasure to know Daniel on an intimate level. However, from what I knew, Daniel was a loving, kind person. At the Northwestern Chabad, he was always cheerful  and making others smile. One Thursday evening Daniel and I help set up the tables for Shabbat dinner.

    - LB

    I have accepted to Be Kind.

    I'm incredibly sorry for this family's loss.

    - EL

    I have accepted to share geraniums to plant with my neighbors.

    I will remember Daniel when I drive on Hampton Avenue.

    - MS

    I will Provide a place to stay for a refugee family.

    I know your hearts are aching. and I can’t imagine what you must be feeling. Please know that Daniel and your family  will stay in my thoughts and prayers.  Daniel will always remain in my and Katya’s memory as a super smart, sweet kid and a gentle soul.  If you need any help with anything, please let me know.

    - ES

    Daniel's plane went down in our neighborhood. Many of us were hoping to find ways to help his family. I hope his family sees this and knows we are all thinking of them.

    - Wolf Family

    May your sorrow turned to dancing as you remember the joy that Daniel brought - how he was chasing his passion.  Be blessed your heart and be still your mind.

    - JB

    I am so sorry to hear of Daniel's passing.  This is a very wonderful way to honor and remember him.

    - JW

    Thank you for sharing a positive message in a dark time.

    - AO

    Daniel was beyond special his eyes penetrated your heart and when he was in a room he lifted everyone’s spirit with joy and comfort  He will be so missed

    - DK

    My meditation and prayers yesterday and today were dedicated for peace to the Perelman family.

    - HR

    So sorry for your loss.  What a wonderful  way to honor his legacy. We could all use a little more caring and kindness in the world.

    - SP

    Daniel was a remarkable and brilliant young man who I had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few months in my Cardiology clinic. He was thoughtful, inquisitive, and and demonstrated a true passion and interest for Medicine. I am confident he would have made a terrific physician and surgeon (he was especially interested in Orthopedic Surgery). My heart goes out to his incredible parents and family who are some of the warmest and kindest people I know. I feel fortunate to have known Daniel and know the world is a better place because he was in it. May Daniel’s memory be a blessing.

    - IK

    I will continue my flying lessons in his honor.Being a student sport pilot myself, this hit me hard.  So I dedicate my flying future including continuing my flying lessons and earning my sport pilot certificate to Daniel Perelman.

    - DK

    Daniel will always be remembered as not only an intelligent human being, but more importantly as a kind and caring one. I am so sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed by everyone who had the chance to know him.

    - MK

    I will be helping an elderly neighbor. Beautiful idea!! I will be sharing with my children. God bless you all and sorry for the loss of what sounds like an amazing soul

    - SM

    So sad to hear of tragedy. I am going to sponsor an inner city child with a city pool pass for the summer in Kenosha.

    - LC

    I am Daniel's physics professor at Northwestern University.  He was a very promising student in the very selective Integrated Sciences Program.  As I left to drive back home after camping with my children and grandchildren this holiday weekend, I received the unthinkable news about Daniel.  The contrast of the young life that I had just enjoyed, and the dismay about Daniel and what you in his family and network of friends are now dealing with, is very hard. Instead of driving all the way home as I planned, I stopped at a motel so that I could make sure that it was my student Daniel, and so that I could send my condolences and best wishes. I admire the way that you are trying to make his death give life opportunities to others.

    - GG

    I am so very sorry for your loss and grateful and impressed at your generous decision to donate your sons life-saving organs. I will keep your family in my prayers.  I hope the wonderful memories of you son can eventually bring you some comfort knowing that grief can only come where there first existed great love.

    - DG

    As a BA ‘19 alumna, I did not know Daniel well, but I remember his bright smile in the hallways and his stunning intellect at innumerable award ceremonies. My brother and partner did know him well, from BA and Northwestern… he will be sorely missed by all of us. Sending all our love.

    - KS

    I will donate to Habitat for Humanity in Daniel’s name.  Dear Perelman family we are thinking positive thoughts for you and Daniel. The Ihlenfelds (BA family)

    - CI

    Daniel was never shy to ask questions in class. He was also a very hard working lab partner. So to honor him, I will study something new.

    - DT

    I remember Daniel from Middle school at Brookfield Academy. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    - AG

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss, I’ll keep Daniel in my thoughts today as I attempt to do some good for the world. Thank you for sharing his story.

    - AH

    I didn't know Daniel or his family at all. However, as a fellow student pilot (different school) the news of his passing hits extra hard. So in addition to making a charitable donation in his honor, I will also commit to doing some extra studying tonight for my own work in becoming a pilot. My thoughts are with all of you this evening.

    - AM

    In your time of mourning, Daniel is surrounded by fellow pilots, family and friends wishing a beautiful transition to the afterlife. Please remember Daniel day-by-day for everything he meant to you and means for the world.

    - AW

    Blue skies. I did not know this young man but as a fellow local Wisconsin air enthusiast, skydiver and citizen, it is a loss to us all when a promising young man loses his life. May the family find peace in his memory and blue skies.

    - ES

    He was a bright loving human being and I will be praying for him.

    - GG

    The aviation community is with you in your time of sorrow. Sending love and healing from Colorado.

    - JP

    I am so sorry to hear of this young man’s passing. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tradition with the public. Tonight I plan to learn more about this and other Jewish traditions (I am Catholic). I will make a donation to my local animal shelter in Daniel’s honor. I will be spending time with a friend who is a shut in. And I plan to compliment a stranger the next time I am out. Thank you.

    - BA

    I will be a better person.

    My fellow Wildcat, you may have left us way too soon but your amazing family and friends will ensure your spirit lives on forever through good deeds and positivity.

    - UB

    I will plant a tree on the shores of Law Paw Paw in Michigan.

    Daniel’s curiosity and ambition to fly are an inspiration.  A dawn redwood and beech tree will be placed in a prominent lakeside spot where those that ask about these trees in future years will be told of this young man’s ambitions.

    - TW

    Daniel sounded like a great young man! I’m so deeply sorry for his loss even though I never met him. My deepest condolences to his parents, siblings, relatives, and friends!  May G-d give them peace and strength during their grief.

    - CH

    Daniel you were always a happy friend! Love Mrs. Stigler

    - PS

    So sad for Daniel’s family but glad that his organs were able to save 4 other lives.  He sounds like a wonderful young man.May G-d be with Daniel’s family and friends and may his sacrifice be a miracle for those he helped.

    - SM

    I send my love and prayers to Daniel’s parents and family. Signed, a Northwestern student parent.

    - KH

    The fact that this young man’s life is to be honored by good deeds and "paying it forward" is something truly beautiful amidst such tragedy. It would be my honor to help any other human at any time but I’ll now forever remember this young man whom I never met as I do my part in this life to help one another.

    - MR

    Shalom Daniel, To honor your blessings of life to another person I will donate blood in honor of your life.

    - KC

    I am Marlin Aguilar, my son is David Aguilar he is student at Northwestern University, my son was close friends with Daniel and my son is really sad and we pray for all the Daniel’s family.

    - MA

    I gave birth to my second beautiful baby girl last night 5/29/22 at 1:58AM. Her name is Rosemary. I found out about Daniel today while holding her and mourned for a young man I didn't know but felt such love for through my daughter. The love a mother has for her child. The grief I could only imagine as I stroked her and thanked God for her. I prayed to God to be strong and brave in all the frightening moments I know will come as she and my other daughter get older. I was so impressed by Daniel's accomplishments in life the gentle spirit he was described to have had. And in the pain I felt, I also felt a small bit of relief and thanks knowing his life saved 4 other lives. That is a blessing he gave- the peace and thanks a person in need of a vital organ must feel has to be overwhelming. So many overwhelming emotions. I know myself and I know that I will be thinking of Daniel and of you his family for some time to come. I will remember him when I look at her. I wish you all healing and love and prayers.

    - SP

    Daniel must have been an extraordinary young man. Requesting acts of kindness on his behalf demonstrates that there is still some effort for positivity and peace left in the world. Daniel was most fortunate to have been brought up within family and friends who support such overall kindness.  My prayers to your family. 

    - LK 

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. From a fellow NU parent.

    - RP

    A beautiful soul filled with so much promise and goodness that has left us way too soon. May Daniel’s legacy be that we all pay it forward with kindness. He has made a lasting impression on our family. My deepest condolences to the Perelman Family.

    - KI

    I will volunteer at Kathy’s House. As a fellow parent of a recent young organ donor, I grieve along side of you, and commit to begin to volunteer at Kathy’s House near Froedtert Hospital.

    - MS 

    Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I’m so saddened by this news. My heart and thoughts are with the family. Wishing you strength to cope.

    - AG

    Daniel seems like an absolutely amazing young man who left the earth way too soon. We would love to honor him by doing a good deed in his honor today. We send our love to everyone who is truly hurting today.

    - KG

    What a beautiful way to honor a life. I am so saddened by this loss - he sounds like a remarkable young man. I will be volunteering today at my local food/clothing pantry in his honor.

    - AH

    Sorry for your loss, please know it was not in vain, now we all have a chance for a Mitzvah on Daniel’s behalf.

    - GL

    Benny and Ana, I hope that you will see all of the outpourings of love from Daniel's friends and, by extension, from the families who knew Daniel through their children. Our Daniel said he was a wise, kind soul who had grown up so much during his short time at NU. Students often gathered in his room, joined him at Chabad, and were simply drawn to his warmth and spirit. May his memory be for blessing.

    - KG

    Baking for my neighbors is something I have always intended to do, but one thing or another would get in the way. I am grateful for this opportunity to set to this task with intention, reflecting on the importance of connection with those around us. May Daniel’s memory be a blessing.

    - HS

    I will be making food for someone in need.

    As a parent of a Freshman at Northwestern, my heart goes out to all who mourn Daniel. May his life be a blessing. Baruch Dayan Emet.

    - JP

    I’m very sorry about Daniel. I will not pretend that I knew him well in this time of mourning, but he surely was a light at Brookfield Academy. I was a junior, he was a senior, and he was quite popular. I never heard anything bad - no rumors of negativity or a bad disposition. He was always a "go-to" kid. My friends loved him on Mock Trial and really my only close encounter with him was when he pied Dr. Guru for student council - I was the junior class president so I was part of that action. Hopefully the family can see this message, of course we never think this tragedy can affect our own community until it does. Again, I’m terribly terribly sorry for the loss of Daniel. I wish I could do more to help friends and family through this difficult time.  In my faith, I believe Daniel was born again into eternal life. I will be elated to see him again one day after our time on earth has ended.

    - AZ

    I do this in honor of your life Daniel, you will be sorely missed.  I have fond memories of you during your internship with ADVENT and will remember you as the brilliant, confident, and sweet soul you are!

    - BG

    As I reach out to others who may be in need or in want of company, I remember your precious son Daniel.

    - SA

    Daniel was an amazing friend who stood by my side when I was alone. He was so happy and optimistic, it was hard not to talk about a thousand different things when we were together. I’ll also miss his small smile that brightened my day.

    - KO

    Daniel interned for our department last summer and we are shocked at this tragic news. He had such a bright future ahead of him and we enjoyed our time with him. We still appreciate all he contributed as part of his educational journey. I wish his family and friends hope and healing and loving memories.

    - MR

    I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel worked with me last Summer at ADVENT and he was such a bright light. He will be dearly missed. Healing thoughts to his family during this difficult time.

    - MC

    Blue skies and tail winds, friend.

    - RZ

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Daniel. I know and work with his father, who is a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will compliment a stranger in memory of Daniel.

    - JA

    I enjoyed seeing and talking with Daniel when he was in the office interning at ADVENT. He always walked in with a smile on his face.

    - KB

    I am so deeply sorry as is my daughter who lived on Daniel’s floor in Willard. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to  his parents.

    - DB

    As a father of two I have deep deep feelings for him and for the parents. I also learned his mother is the good friend of my residents. My heart is with you all.

    - MA

    I knew Daniel as a child. I was one of the many teachers he had a Bright Days Learning Center. One of the last memories I had was in the School Age room and we played Monopoly, he always beat me! He was smart and sweet, and will be missed my so many. My heart sinks for all who knew him.

    - WA

    My son Lucas was a good friend of Daniel’s at NU. Over the course of the academic year. I heard so many wonderful things about Daniel: He was kind, funny, reliable, brilliant, a great friend. Lucas loved Daniel so much. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    - LO

    It’s far too early in life to be thinking about the death of a classmate. I am terribly sorry for Daniel and his family. He will be greatly missed.

    - KA

    Daniel was such a kind presence, and I want to do something that commemorates his compassion and energy. I have nothing but fond, caring memories for Daniel.

    - RM

    Daniel’s dream was to become a doctor and help people. I was rereading a letter he wrote me and he also told me that he wanted to be as good as giving gifts as me (referencing my birthday and valentines gifts for him this year- a neon light of a Cessna-172 reading the Kanye lyrics "‘Fore the day you die you gon’ touch the sky’" and a Seinfeld Lego set that is still sitting unfinished on his bedside table). He gave five people life so it is pretty safe to say he did that and much more. He also gave me the best 289 days of my life and a lifetime of memories and dreams to honor him.

    - LM

    Our hearts are breaking for Daniel’s family on the loss of your wonderful son. We heard about the plane crash and we were praying the pilot would survive. There really are no words….but want you to know the community is grieving with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    - ME

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your child.  I have a son of my own who is fully grown but has always wanted to be a pilot. He was discouraged due to color blindness. But I can’t imagine what you are going through right now as parents and my heart goes out to you and your family. I’ve had you and Daniel on my mind and in my prayers since I heard the news on Saturday. What a wonderful gesture to ask for a good deed in Daniels memory.  I plan to do all of the four that I checked over the next few days. Although I’m sure it was the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to do, Daniel and you have given so much to others so that they may live through organ donation. May god bless you and your family and give you strength at this most difficult time.

    - TK

    Daniel was an incredible person and a kind competitor who brought out the best in everyone he interacted with.

    - BD

    Daniel was an incredible student. Having him in my class was an honor. May his memory be a blessing.

    - MM

    I had Daniel when he was a 3 year old. I also had Lola. My heart goes out to The family.  Today I spent extra time working with a very shy foster puppy from the rescue I volunteer at.  Always in my memories and my heart.

    - MV

    I’m very very sorry for the loss of Daniel. I’m sure he was very loved by everyone he knew of and surrounded himself with people who cared for him. I did not know him personally, I’m a friend of a friend. But the night he was in the hospital I prayed for him, and I will continue to pray for him. Much love, hope and guidance  to the families that are struggling and his girlfriend who I couldn’t even imagine how she feels right now because of this. And with god may you all stay safe and strong during this mourning time. I plan on being there more for my step sisters, as it wasn’t a planned family though I’m very happy to have them in my life. We need to cherish every moment as we don’t know when it’ll be the last. I’ll also be donating to a local family shelter in my area in hope for them to be able to get more food for their loved ones and pass it on.

    - PM

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Daniel was someone that I only met once. He instantly clicked with everyone he met, brightening up the room with his personality. After talking with him, I felt like I was his friend and he was mine. Daniel was such a kind and wonderful person who will always be remembered.

    - KD

    Hi, I am the new faculty advisor of the Northwestern University Aviation Club as of this academic year. I knew Daniel through several meetings with the club trying to support their aviation interests, encouraging their education and growth in this domain, and, ultimately helping them transition into careers in this area, should they be interested. I feel like the news has come to me as a true shock and at the very, very least wanted to dedicate my class (Northwestern Proj_Mgmt 487 - Management of Operations in Transportation) to his memory. I feel like this is a rather insignificant gesture, but I would certainly like to contribute in other ways once the shock as subsided. Please accept my sincerest condolences...he really was a fantastic student and person and it was wonderful to know him in the short time I was able.

    - LA

    I have an 18 year old son who is in flight training.  Please know that I am praying for your family.  Daniel sounds like an amazing young man!  What a wonderful way to carry on his legacy.

    - MA

    First, I gave my two sons, 16 and 20, an extra hug today, letting them know a fellow colleague/dad would no longer be able to do that and we need to be glad and thankful we can. I feel a bit of kinship with Daniel as I soloed at a young age and went to Northwestern, two pretty awesome opportunities that our families made possible!  I am so saddened for the Perelman family.

    - VD

    Dear Perelmans, Daniel wrote about and spoke of his family with love and pride. If he had something new to think about, he just tilted his head to one side, thought about it for a bit, then got started with whatever he wanted to do with the new ideas. Thank you for sharing him with Brookfield Academy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - KS

    I asked my son, also named Daniel, to describe his good friend. He said Daniel was wise and thoughtful and also said that he had seen Daniel grow up a lot over this past year. He said that Daniel was someone he knew would keep getting wiser and wiser - that you could see his depth, even in casual conversations. My heart is with Daniel's family. Please tell us what we can do that may bring some comfort, though I know your hearts are broken.

    - KZ

    Daniel was one of my classmates at BA and I regret not getting to know him better. He was always enthusiastic about science whenever I spoke to him. My family recently lost my sister, so I know the devastation a loss can leave. I hope you all find peace and continue to do things in his honor.

    - TS

    Daniel was my sister Lindsay’s boyfriend. I remember when he first asked her on a date and Lindsay was so nervous to ask our mom if she could go. Despite the tragic event, I’m so glad that Lindsay met him and fell in love with him. I met him for the first time at Lindsay’s birthday party where I could already see him getting along with all of her friends. One time on the drive to school I remember telling Lindsay that I really like Daniel for her and she said that it made her really happy and she could cry. Throughout ups and downs in their own lives that they experienced, their love for each other was always a constant. I am grateful that Daniel showed my sister true love and happiness because she deserves it. She was so lucky to have him and he was so lucky to have her and they both showed as much love to each other as they possibly could. Thank you Daniel for having so much love to give. We will all give out as much love as we can in your honor. 

     - LM Thinking of Daniel Re-reminds me about how precious life is and doing for others brings meaning to everyone's life. His donation will forever change so many lives. Thank you for your generosity and care for other people.

    - SC 

    I had the great pleasure of getting to know Daniel where he did an internship last summer. He was such a kind soul, super smart and confident young man. My sincere condolences to the Perelman family.

    - BA

    Daniel was well and truly a light, and may his memory be a blessing. There are so many things that I could do in his memory that make perfect and natural sense, as he was always so giving, funny, kind, and inclusive.

    - DT

    I have donated to the Dana Reeve charity (a charity supporting and aiding people with paralysis disorders), sent a care package to a friend struggling with Covid, and plan to donate blood within the next week.I can imagine the loss of Daniel is heart wrenching.  His legacy will live on in all he good deeds, and in the four lives he is a part of now.  What a honorable and inspiring soul.

    - SP

    A friend to everyone. Always willing to help others and go the extra mile. Daniel will truly be missed and everyone is thinking about him.

    - SA

    Daniel was an incredible human being, and I was always so proud to be his friend.

    - AW

    I am so sorry for your loss. May god give you strength to go though this . Daniel was a great guy, brilliant young man. His brilliance, his smile will always be remembered !!

    - KS

    Daniel became one of my closest friends and confidants throughout the last year. He was one of the most brilliant people I’ve ever met and it is a pleasure to have called him my friend.

    - KJ

    I do not know this person on a personal level, but have received news of two people of have passed today. While neither were close to me on a personal level, I hope I can still honor both of them. My condolences for your loss.

    - VA

    Daniel will be missed.  I remember him spending time with our son Max, 5 years his Junior, so Max did not have to hang out or swim by himself.

     - MB

    What an amazing son you had! Every young man should aspire to be like him. Just looking at him it's obvious he was special. He looked like a kind hearted, intelligent soul. Anointed by God. You were blessed with that beautiful boy for 18 years. I will do as many kind deeds today as possible. I am also going to commit to finishing my M.A.. Thank you Daniel! Love from Pittsburgh PA.

    - MR

    Daniel sounds like a special man who lost his life way too soon. I will be thinking of him and his family when I do these things.

    - TT

    I did not know Daniel personally, but am a coworker and friend of his father. It is clear that Daniel was an amazing man, brother, son, grandson, nephew, friend, student and classmate. He will truly be missed by many. I appreciate the opportunity to honor him by donating to charity and reaching out to someone lonely in the coming days. I will have Daniel and those who mourn this loss in my heart.

    - WP

    What a wonderful idea to commemorate the life and positivity of Daniel. So many people loved and respected him. Dr Perelman was my doctor for 13 years. I loved her.  Daniel is resting in peace in the arms of God. My deepest sympathy to Dr Perelman and her family.

    - CM

    What a very special person. It was so great to watch him grow over the past two years: working out, his girlfriend, getting into Northwestern and then the grant with the particle accelerator. Daniel really was on top of his game and so happy.

    - MP

    Daniel was a unique soul, so smart and humble at the same time, very special.  We will miss him.

    - WS

    Daniel always excelled in school, and it meant the world to me when he would compliment my writing. I’m going to continue doing my best and study something extra today, keeping his encouraging words in my heart.

    - CP

    Although not personally knowing Daniel, through the responses from his friends and family he seems to have been a good man. If only he had more time, I'm sure he would have continued to be more great things. In memory of him, today I will compliment every stranger I see on my walk.Daniel was loved by many, may he Rest In Peace.

    - AC

    We met Daniel and The Perelman Family years ago in the chess community.  He was a unique and exceptional person, even at a young age. Our family is heartbroken. To honor Daniel, we shall find comfort in turning this heartache into good deeds. May G-d wrap his arms around you and may his memory be a blessing. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet

    - AW

    I met Daniel through his mom, my dear friend. Daniel is such a bright and genuine person. His love to his parents and sister is reflected in all his actions. You will be missed.

    - AT

    So sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul Every Father’s Day we make goodie bags for men in low income housing in and this year I’m going to be donating them in memory of your beautiful son. May G-D bless you always.

    - LK

    May you find peace and support in the days ahead. Thank you for giving us the gift of Daniel and may his memories and impact be long lasting.

    - KS

    Daniel is an inspiration to all.  I wish he could still be here to do all the great things he was destined to do.  My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    - RW

    We knew Daniel from our chess days. Pretty much saw him every weekend. I still remember his smiley face in hallways walking in his khakis and shirts. He was such a bright kid. We always talked about Daniel even after leaving chess as bright student who would do wonders in coming years. Life lost too soon.. Our condolences to the family.

    - DR

    I didn't know Daniel personally however the stories that his sister would tell about him you could tell that he was not only a bright individual but had such a great heart as well. Sending love and prayers to the Perelman family.

    - JH

    Daniel was such a great member of our BA community - we love him and his family.He will be missed.You are all in our prayers.

    - LP

    Although I never met him, I heard a lot about him from Sue Martin, Lindsays mom. I see he went to Brookfield Academy as my sons did as well. He sounds like an absolutely wonderful person and I am happy that he and Lindsay were able to experience the love they shared. Prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.

    - CV

    Dan is such a warm hearted gentleman. My car was stuck in a snow pile one winter. He saw that when he drove the same way. He then stopped and helped me to pull it out. He is such an amazing young man and I feel so sorry to hear the sad news. May he will be peaceful in heaven.  

    - WS

    We’re going to do our best to share Daniel’s gracious and kind heart.  We went his light to be felt far and wide.

    - GK

    I never met Daniel and my heart aches for his loved ones. I am in awe of what an amazing young man he was at such an early stage in his life.  Along with many other qualities, he certainly portrayed kindness and that is the utmost important quality. His memory will live on in good deeds paid forward.I plan to be intentional about kindness and do it in Daniel's honor.

    - JG

    I majored in Physics and had no where near the potential that this poor kid had. If I get this quantum gravity issue figured out we can name it after him.

    - AM

    Dear Ana and Benny, We mourn with you during this tragic loss. May God console your grieving hearts. We are donating to the Rescue Mission in memory of Daniel.

    - SE

    Donating to Milwaukee Bucks Foundation - dedicated to improving outcomes for underserved populations in Wisconsin in Youth Education, Youth Health and Wellness, and Community betterment. -BA Alumna

    - KS

    I am shocked to hear about this tragedy. I have never met Daniel personally, but the story here made me sad that a brilliant young man just passed away. I am also dealing with a family member’s severe disease. I have always been worried about the potential loss and couldn’t imagine my feelings when the loss strikes. I hope the Perelman family can take their time to go through this tough time together. Deepest condolences from my heart.

    - YZ

    Daniel's father and I often spoke about our children, their lives, and the joys of raising them in our lives. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Daniel in person, I know his spirit will live on in his family.He and his family will forever be in my prayers.

    - MB

    We never met Daniel, but know his sister. Our heart breaks for her and her family. To honor Daniel we donated to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids Challenge. Our condolences to the Perelman's from a member of your WFSC family.

    - DS

    The way I remember Daniel best is through our time in Latin Club, he was intensely intelligent and knowledgeable. I will be reading 12 Caesars in his memory. His passing is very tragic and he will be deeply missed.

    - RS

    Daniel was a devoted volunteer to the Ronald McDonald House and will deeply be missed.

    - HE

    My family and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. Daniel was an outstanding student at Brookfield Academy. He was always involved in so much and was a role model to all. May his memory live on.

    - LN

    I will be donating to our local Humane Society in memory of Daniel. While I didn’t know Daniel personally I know my stepdaughter Lindsay loved him deeply and they shared a love of animals. My deepest sympathy to all.

    - AM

    Daniel was my daughter Lindsay’s boyfriend. They shared a very special bond as he treated her with love, respect and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to Daniel’s family and friends. I am honored to perform good deeds in his memory.

    - JM

    Daniel's life was a magnificent light that cannot be extinguished.

    - KG

    I did not know Daniel, but I wanted to take time out of my day to honor him. Scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT is an amazing accomplishment. Daniel by all accounts was making the most of his abilities to benefit the entire society. His death is a huge loss to society. When I am biking up the hill in front of Brookfield Academy I will remember Daniel. The next time I ride the purple line from Linden station to the loop I will remember Daniel.

    - MH 

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