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Caro to share his story at Annual Dinner

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011

Pathfinder Services, Inc. will celebrate its Annual Community Recognition Dinner Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Huntington University. This year’s dinner will have a special keynote speaker in Dan Caro.

When Dan was two years old, he was engulfed in a fireball during a gasoline explosion in the family garage and was left with third-degree burns over most of his body so severe that doctors held out little hope he’d survive more than a few days.  After many painful operations, Dan lost his right hand, and most of his left hand is severely scarred. In the mid 1980’s, reconstructive surgery that would give Dan the use of a movable thumb was performed on his left hand. Dan has been living life to the fullest in the face of adversity.

Today, Dan has become a very respected drummer in the New Orleans area. His unique personal style and musicianship has landed him countless gigs with some of the world’s greatest performers such as Ashish Khan, Michael Ray, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and more. Dan has been described by many to have a relentless attitude and consistently proves that nothing is impossible: including his life-long dream of becoming a musician.

Also at the dinner the prestigious Herbert D. LaMont award will be presented to an outstanding citizen of Huntington for his or her work with adults and/or children with disabilities. The Timothy Hancher award honoring a direct service staff member of Pathfinder Services, Inc. will be presented at the dinner. Outstanding community partners of the organization will also be honored.

Pathfinder Services’ recognition dinner will be held at Habecker Dining Commons, adjacent to the Merillat Centre on the grounds of Huntington University. The evening will start with a punch reception at 5:00 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to meet Dan Caro, followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m. The dinner will conclude with Dan Caro’s presentation to those in attendance.

The price is $20 per person for dinner and Dan Caro’s presentation, and Corporate Tables of ten are available for $200.

Anyone interested in attending should call Jason Meyer at Pathfinder Services at (260) 356-0500 ext. 3128 or e-mail him at  by Friday, October 7 to make their reservation. A reservation form for the dinner can also be found at