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The Daniel Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Daniel Gallagher was born September 19, 1949, in San Jose, California. Daniel was born with severe hemophilia, which was not diagnosed until he was four years old. At the same time his brother Patrick, then 6 years old was also diagnosed.

Daniel studied Business at Hayward State University and Law at Santa Clara University. Daniel and his law partner had a successful law practice in Los Gatos. His law partner continues to run the business today. Daniel inspired to be a judge one day. He enjoyed collecting antiques, old cars and teaching legal courses at West Valley College. However, his pride and joy was his family.

Daniel met his true love, Michelle Chiechi-Gallagher, when they were 16 years old. Later they married and had two wonderful children. Unfortunately, Daniel’s children, Matthew and Caitlin, were only one and three years old at the time of his death. They have lived life only knowing how special their father was by stories told by their mother, family members, and numerous pictures.

Education was a very important part of Daniel’s life. Daniel would take great pride to know that the Daniel Gallagher Scholarship would help further education for those with bleeding disorders. Provides a scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to an individual with a bleeding disorder seeking to continue or further their education.

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