Born and raised in Denver, Colorado Lust relocated with his bride, Corby to the Old Pueblo in fall of 2002. Shortly thereafter they launched their new careers and started a family. Seven days into parenthood Dan and Corby were confronted with the news that their child was diagnosed with Hemophilia. Not knowing anything about bleeding disorders and having no clue what their future would hold both began immersing themselves in everything they could find. They became very active in the community and traveled to many conferences across the country to network with other families, meet other doctors and nurses and learn about all of the different products, treatments and current research.
Dan served on the board of directors of the Arizona Hemophilia Association briefly before starting the Cascade Foundation of Southern Arizona in the spring of 2008. Lust has been an active volunteer in southern arizona donating his time to many different causes. He is the proud father of two wonderful boys (Hogan-6; Parker-3), both with severe Hemophilia A, and serves as President of the Cascade Foundation.