Dan had just started his shift, and was taking the order of a table just feet from Marlena when she started choking.
Her mother, Madonna saw her daughter struggling for breath and turning blue. Madonna turned to Dan, who heard the commotion, and asked him for help.
Dan immediately and calmly took Marlena and administered the Heimlich Manuever. The food popped right out.
The next day, Marlena and her mother came back to 'Bravo' with a tray of cookies to thank Dan, who was modest about his heroics.
He says anyone would have done the same thing... he just happened to be the one standing there when Marlena needed help.
Marlena later said she honestly thought she was going to die... and was grateful she had the opportunity to thank Dan for saving her life.