“Danielle’s Story” is a series running throughout December.
To listen to the audio backgrounder from Family Radio CHRI, click the play button below. Follow along all month to hear this amazing story!
Jason baptized me in the Ottawa River. He used to drive me to church with his family. It was a turning point in my life.
I graduated from the art program, and entered Algonquin College for Animation. I graduated last year.
Right now, I am getting closer to getting a studio job as an animator. In another couple of weeks I’ll do another interview and then I will be able to complete my homelessness journey, and support myself without relying on others.
My art is more than creativity, it was my means to escape the horrors of abuse and homelessness. It kept me going. I escaped the temptation of drugs, and turned to my stories when I needed to escape that world. It was my home when I had none.
Homelessness taught me what happiness is all about. It is not about materialism. It is not about having money.
I was happiest, when I was with my friend and her mother.
I was happiest when I was at OIM, as a part of the art program, and their staff and volunteers offered so much – support, encouragement and acceptance.
This has made all the difference in my life. Life is about love.
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