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Danielle's Story

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Danielle is a multiple suicide attempt survivor, a kidney cancer survivor, and a stroke survivor.

She started writing about her sobriety publicly in 2018 after she suffered a massive stroke four months into her sobriety journey. That stroke took away her ability to speak, read, and write. Her speech therapist suggested that she write to stimulate her brain function to regain these abilities.

She began writing in the early morning, each and every day. She wrote authentically and raw about her struggles with sobriety, marriage, and motherhood. Writing quickly became therapeutic and played a crucial role during her first year of sobriety. During her first year of sobriety, she overcame multiple struggles and obstacles. Sobriety did not come easily for Danielle, but she 'embraced the suck' of sobriety, with faith and hope that she would experience the miracle and the promises.

She is an active member in the recovery community and currently works at a treatment center. She is a public speaker sharing her experience, strength, and hope any time she gets the opportunity to do so.

She wrote Stroke of Sobriety - The Essential Daily Guide - Embracing the suck of sobriety in hopes that she will inspire someone to not give up before the miracle.    To learn more visit

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