Re “Sign twirler ‘Dancing Dan’ out of ICU. Why would someone beat this neighborhood icon?” (sacbee.com June 14): It was with great sadness that I read the article about Dancing Dan being brutally attacked while sleeping (on the street!) and hospitalized. I do not know Daniel Sloan, but I can say that my children and I have enjoyed his exuberance of spirit and sign twirling expertise over many years while living in the Arden Arcade neighborhood. I have great confidence that the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department will find those responsible for this cruel act. Mr. Sloan models kindness and love. To me, he is a beacon for all of us in what seems to be a time of unrestrained angst and rage. I send wishes of recovery and also thanks to him for helping me remember the fundamentals of life.
Dana Clare Smith, Auburn
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