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ABOUT Danielle

Born with optic nerve dysplasia causing vision loss Danielle has a unique perspective. Determined to be defined by more than just a label of a disability Danielle has carved a path as an entrepreneur, disability advocate and athlete

Her passion for helping both people and animals has driven the pursuit of a successful career as a Registered Massage therapist, the co-founding of Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs and being a vocal advocate on tv and media. 

In 2019 Danielle was an honouree of the Women of Worth, awarded by L'Oreal to women who make a significant difference in their communities through charitable work. 

With the aim of breaking down barriers Danielle is an ambassador for adaptive sport, with 15 years of equestrian experience, running with a sighted guide, and blind hockey. She started pursuing rowing competitively in 2020. From learning to row in the thick of the pandemic to getting to row at nationals as an exhibition (practice) rower in my first year, she is now a Next-Gen National Carded athlete for rowing with RowingBC.  Danielle continues to train as a paralympic hopeful. 

Despite the slow degenerative nature of her eye condition, Danielle is adamant that nothing should stop anyone from living life to the fullest. 

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