The Danakas Family
A Story of Trial & Triumph
She was a 20-year-old new immigrant to Canada when she had her son Johnny. Not knowing the language, she didn’t know what was happening or what to do. Nobody took the time to educate her on how to raise and care for an intellectually challenged son.
Watching your child not be accepted in society and having no resources to help him, she had to find the courage and say, “Okay, we know our children are different. But we have to show the world just because they’re different, they are not a danger.”
Her life and her family’s life have been enhanced by having Johnny as a member of their family so they devote their lives to enhancing his. Through her support of the Cosmopolitan Learning Center, RDACL (Inclusion Regina) and COR, Voula works tirelessly to support families in whatever way she can so that no family has to feel scared or confused the way she was all those years ago.