Danielle Green - The Ultimate Warrior

Danielle Green - The Ultimate Warrior


Please welcome Danielle Green to the show!  Danielle is a Wounded Warrior Spokesperson which has her traveling the country, telling her story.  Prior to moving to Wounded Warrior, Danielle served other warriors for 12 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs.  At the 2015 ESPYs, Danielle received the Pat Tillman Award for Service.  You can take a look at Danielle's ESPY speech in the list of links below.

Danielle Green is one of life’s true warriors. This includes the time she served in the Army, but it actually began much earlier than that. Danielle grew up in very difficult circumstances in Chicago, raised by her mother in drug infested surroundings. She not only survived it, she thrived through it. Inspired by Notre Dame football games she would watch on Saturday afternoons partly as an escape from her surroundings, and the military commercials that would play during those games, Danielle went on a mission to play basketball at Notre Dame and then to serve in the military. She accomplished both. During her visit with Winning with Class, we discuss her journey on this mission and how the Wounded Warriors Project changed her life…and how she returned the favor by helping other veterans heal from their injuries on all levels. We are thankful for Danielle’s service and we are proud to feature her and the Wounded Warrior Project and all of the inspiration and life lessons that come from both!


1. Sometimes you have to make your own path when things get hard – and there is ALWAYS a way.
2. Life will punch you. And at times, it will KEEP punching you. You win by getting back up. You win with class by getting back up and continuing on a mission that is bigger than you.
3. It is possible to be BOTH a WARRIOR and to radiate positivity.
4. Danielle gave her left arm for her country, for us, as Americans. Let’s live our lives in such a way that earn her sacrifice as much as we can.

Links – Please see more on the Wounded Warrior Project and Danielle by visiting the following:

- www.woundedwarriorproject.org
- https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/Danielle-Green
- Please watch her amazing speech here:  https://youtu.be/Wr18fpkPjkw?si=IXKX668a5BdlEdGl

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