Danielle, 42, lost her sight at the age of 21. She has a love for life that has never diminished. When asked about her positive attitude, Danielle says, “You have to feel your path. I believe in people before anyone else does. A lot of sighted people think being blind is hard, but it’s all about how you look at life. There’s nothing I can’t do!” 

Danielle’s positive attitude is perfectly suited to teaching. She is a Life Skills Instructor with the Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Low Vision (DSBVI), uplifting those transitioning into a life without sight by teaching them how to travel with a walking cane, how to cook and clean without sight, and how to enjoy the world around them as much as possible. 

When asked where she would like to have an indoor navigation system installed for easier access to the blind Danielle said, “I want this stuff in all public bathrooms and to label trash cans! You know what’s embarrassing? Asking someone to help you find and flush the toilet!” 

Danielle has found a passion for painting and sculpting since losing her sight. She credits a love of art and music for bringing her to her husband, saying she would paint while he played the guitar. She currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter.

Danielle - Member of the Blind Community