Daniel Thomas Hindle died from septicaemia as a result of a body piercing, on the 21st December 2002.
He was just seventeen years old.
Despite her heartbreak, Christina, Dan’s mum has made it her mission to help thousands of young people understand the risks and what steps they need to take, to keep themselves as risk free as possible, when it comes to body piercing.
Dan was born with a congenital heart defect and underwent two life saving operations before he was five years old. Despite his heart condition, Dan did not let this hold him back. With thoughtful consideration, Dan experienced a full and happy childhood. He was a healthy active teenager and had an excellent quality of life.
Dan’s passion and appreciation for music was at the heart of who he was. He was a walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge and had his sights firmly set on a career in the music industry. He was an excellent and accomplished musician (self taught), with a keen interest in all things musical and a vast eclectic CD library. His blue and red Fender Mustang (like Curt Cobain’s) and his bright yellow Tom Delonge Fender (Blink 182) were his pride and joy.
Dan decided to get his lip pierced to go with his ‘Rock Star’ image.
Sharing Dan’s story is Christina’s way of helping young people, make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing; making choices that are right for them, whether they have an underlying health condition or not.