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Teen Entrepreneur with Critical Diagnosis Needs Your Help

| May 19, 2011 | 12 Comments

Teen Entrepreneur Danielle Herb (on right) has devoted her life to helping others through her organization Drop Your Reins. Danielle helps children find alternative healing methods for ADD and ADHD through work with horses. She has worked directly with Shonika Proctor and the Renegade CEO Program since the age of 15. Her accomplishments and goodwill towards others make her one of the most dynamic young people we’ve ever known through Under30CEO.

Today I received an email from Shonika, explaining that Danielle has been fighting CRPS or RSD and will need everyone’s support. Unfortunately, this is an uncurable disease which affects her neurological system. It is taking over her entire body and on most days she is bedridden with excruciating pain. She has been receiving treatment at the top hospitals in the country, but is going through a lot of suffering in the process.

From her Facebook Lifestream found on the right hand side of her website really shows how much suffering she is going through and we would like to ask the Under30CEO Community to help.

We’re asking everyone to take a minute and extend their good wishes to Danielle; make a quick video for her, write her a note or a poem and put it in the comments below or write her on Facebook. Anything you can do will help this amazing member of our community to get through the disease she is battling. If just a few of us share this on our social channels, we may be able to help.

Her mother is also raising money to buy a used wheelchair and lift for Danielle and monetary dontions can be sent to her gofundme page.

Let’s all keep Danielle in our thoughts and help her out so she can get back to riding horses and doing what she loves.

About the Author: Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is co-founder of Under30CEO. After two years traveling and working from his laptop, Matt's official title became Adventurer in Residence, heading up Under30Media's travel company Under30Experiences. If Matt is around he will be easy to spot as his long luxurious hair is generally flowing freely in the breeze.

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  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    Hi Danielle, I just wanted to extend my wishes to you and hope you are doing okay.  I think what you’ve been able to do with your horsemanship program has been fantastic and we all really hope you can get back to doing what you love.

    Can’t wait to see your progress!  We need inspirational people like you.  Get well soon,

    Matt Wilson

  • Roshan K

     Thank you for sharing this, Under30CEO. We need more people like Danielle to chart the world — she really is an inspiration! I felt compelled to drop a message on her “Drop Your Reins” Facebook Wall.

  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    You’re the man Roshan, thanks for jumping in on this! 

  • Tory Ansuwan

    Danielle, you’re a fighter and a great example of what a real super hero looks like. You’re the real deal girl, and even strangers can see that! Keep fighting evil everyone’s routing for you!  

  • http://www.TeenEntrepreneurBlog.com Teen Biz Coach

    You guys are always touching my heart on so many levels. Thank you guys and the Under30 CEO community so much for your continued support of my teen entrepreneurs, innovators and activists from the early days of our inception.  Means a lot…sincerely.

    Tremendous gratitude. 


  • http://twitter.com/JasonBaudendist Jason Baudendistel

     Danielle you will be in my prayers. I left a longer message on your FB wall all the best. Jason

  • http://Under30CEO.com Jared O’Toole

    You’re an inspiration Danielle and I hope you can get back to doing everything you love soon. Keep fighting and get well soon! 

  • Anonymous

    Danielle, you reminds of my father who battled blood cancer. My father pulls it through and god bless, I sincerely hope you can do it too. Get well soon.

  • http://www.youngprepro.com Onibalusi Bamidele

     Thanks for the great work at Under30CEO, it is acts like this that make me love you the more!

    I wish Danielle all the best and I pray she gets well soon!

  • Tyler Fishback

    A good friend of mine has been battling RSD for a few years now and I’m troubled to hear that you are going through the same pain.
    Please keep your head up during these hard times and feel free to reach out.  I’d be more than happy to connect you to my friend’s family to make sure you are taking advantage of everything that is available for treating RSD.

    Our thoughts are with you!



  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Business Assistant

    Came as a shock to know that Danielle is suffering so much and thanks to Under30 CEO community who are just helping in every way possible to make her comfortable and Danielle keep fighting and never give up.

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