Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a platform that educates and protects our youth against all shades of bullying. We firmly believe that every student has a right to attend any school of their choice without fear, harm, or prejudice. All students should be provided with a safe environment that promotes kindness, compassion, and acceptance - the essence of our founder Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Danny was a 13-year-old boy who embodied kindness and empathy, as he embraced others without judgment and was full of light.

At D.A.N.N.Y. INC we are asking the world to end the silence, and Dare to Care changing the accepting mindset about bullying the world has known.

“Find Inner Strength WithIn Your Heart, Find Kindness In Your Natural State, And Then You, Your Courage Will Start, To Fill All Nations With Kindness - Not Hate”

Maureen's Letter
to the Senator

My name is Maureen Fitzpatrick and I am the mother of Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick, the 13 year-old boy who died by suicide on August 11th 2016. His death is the direct result of the relentless bullying he experienced at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, a continuous stream of unimaginable physical, mental, verbal, and emotional abuse. My son Danny was a very gentle and kind boy, who had the right to attend school in a safe environment without being subject to such constant abuse. This kind of trauma stunts the growth of a student socially, emotionally, and academically.

Bullying is an epidemic that plagues our country and takes the lives of our youth. According to the CDC (and not surprisingly) bullying has been correlated with suicide. They have also reported a rise in suicide in middle school age children, with documented cases of children taking their own lives as young as 8 years of age. This loss of innocent life is senseless and true travesty.

We have to do better. We must do better to eradicate this plague from the devastation it causes in our society. I am writing to ask your support in helping NY State Bill #6438 become law, because all students have a civil right to attend school without fear, abuse or discrimination...

Congressman's Address