His name is Daniel West, i would say hes probably about 40- 45 years old.Daniel is a Medic, he was a Fema certified paramedic before everything went down and continues to use what knowledge he has. Daniel does have some trust issues as most would i can assume in these circumstances, But he does have a soft spot in his heart for children and women as he has no idea what happened to his family. Daniel assumes his wife and daughter are dead by now but cant scratch that they may still be alive out there just waiting for him. He drinks heavily to try and erase those anxieties and worries from his mind. I would say that Daniel actually ended up in chernarus along with the NATO forces there to try and set up field hospitals and Triage sites for the wounded and sick soldiers and civilians, But after things went from bad to worse Daniel ran. Daniel isnt sure hell ever be able to forgive himself for that, He'll never be able to forget the faces of all those Men, Women and children hurting and scared watching as he chose to sacrifice them to save himself. He's a medic, How could he just let people die like that? Girls the same age as his daughter and just as innocent being left behind simply because they werent HIS daughter. After he ran he hid, like a coward he hid. He came across a group of civilians who had been ran out of there homes by the infected. They let him walk with them, they fed him and to some extent they gave him something to hold on to again. Eventually they had set up a small camp which after a while began to look more like a village and Daniel began to work as there doctor. He took pride in helping people again and began to feel life come back into his heavy empty heart... But in this world good things only last for short periods. After a year or so of being with these people and accepting his new role in life and maybe even starting to see some as Friends or even Family.... they were attacked. Not by infected but by humans, people looking to take everything away from him again! overcome by rage and fear at losing what he had only started to see as precious Daniel picked up a gun and for the first time in his life he took the same from another. He killed people and this time not due to his cowardice or lack of action but this time with his own hands and his own will. They managed to fight off the attackers but not before losing many of their own... once again Daniel felt the cold and empty fear build in his soul, and once again to the suprise of noone up above who may be looking down on him. He ran. Thats when he first turned to the bottle for his sorrows and for God knows how long he hasnt looked back up from it, just wandering from place to place in a hazy mist.. not living anymore just existing in this world.
So i guess to sum it all up in a character info style bullet point, Daniel west is a middle aged man haunted by self doubt and torn between hoping that his family is alive and drinking away feelings of his own short comings. He is desperately looking for something to hold on to but is scared that if he finds it, it may fade away like his family or worse may in some way diminish the love and pain he feels at there loss. He wants to help people like he did before the downfall but his travels have made him almost numb to most things going on, yet sometimes a new spark ignites and it just needs a little care to erupt his passion again.