Danny is a father of two daughters and grandfather of one, with another on the way. He lives in Dapto and has a passion for music, animals and disability culture.
Danny and his wife Sam are both blind and he also has two brothers with disability, one with high needs autism. Danny regards himself as a disability activist, avid reader and a family man who wants to be more independent.
When Danny first heard about the NDIS, he initially thought he wasn’t eligible.
“When I first heard about the NDIS, I really thought it wasn’t for me,” said Danny.
“But, I realised I could get some support with things like my guide dog Ellie, gardening, shopping, and spend more time with my family.”
Thanks to the NDIS, Danny will be able to employ a support worker to help with everyday things around the house, like gardening and cleaning.
He also hopes the NDIS will help him to achieve his bigger goals of getting back into the workforce and improving his cooking skills.
Danny is looking forward to the NDIS letting him be more independent, so he can spend more time with his family.