Daniel Weldon Thomas
- 2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award Honoree
- Caregiver for his mother and other family members
Daniel Weldon Thomas is known for “serving culinary creations to the world's most powerful appetites,” but to his mother he is a selfless, loving son and caregiver. Daniel has compassionately taken on the role of caregiver and advocate for several people in his life. He stopped his business and life in D.C. to move to New York to take care of his father who had terminal cancer and passed in 2019. Two years later, when his mother Marilyn was diagnosed, he coordinated with his brother to ensure she never had to drive to an appointment or feel alone. His mother was diagnosed during the pandemic and on the last day of her treatment he coordinated an outdoor surprise celebration.