My name is Dannielle Schutz and I have Stargardt disease. I am legally blind, but I try not to let it define me. I am a junior in high school and a member of the golf team, cheerleading squad, marching band, National Honor Society, Students of Service, 4-H and FFA (where I show goats). I have been on the honor roll throughout high school. Having a visual impairment has not kept me from doing all the things that I love to do.
Danni’s parents add:
“Ever since Danni started losing her vision in 1st grade, we have tried to treat her as if she were just like her siblings. She has had chores and expectations just like they do and has learned over the years what works best for her. We believe that this is part of what has helped her to continue to push herself to do more and to never let anything stop her from achieving her goals. She also has a great group of friends that she has grown up with that have always been there for her and treat her just like everyone else.”