Danny’s sister Mary Grace Stanton is a freshman at Regina Dominican High School outside Chicago. Mary Grace’s varied interests include reading, roller blading, drawing, and playing with her friends. Mary Grace is an active member of her Girl Scout troop and also an accomplished point guard on her basketball team. In her spare time, Mary Grace does homework and practices basketball with her brothers Johnny and Tommy in the hopes that she might one day rise to the level of Division I basketball player like her mom Mariann, who was a scholarship cager at Loyola University in Chicago.
Beyond the books and the court, Mary Grace is a dedicated sister and a treasured daughter. Her magnanimous compassion toward her brothers is heartwarming except for when they are all tangled up in a ball of feet and fists. But that doesn’t happen more than a few times per day. And as the oldest and therefore most well-known child of her parents, Mary Grace has brought and continues to bring beauty and inspiration to her family’s life.
Mary Grace’s commitment to Danny and to the Danny Did Foundation is as fierce and unending as her love for Danny himself. MG’s many memories of her middle brother are constant showers of sunshine in her life and offer her guidance in her endeavors as they strengthen her character. Stepping into her evolving role as Kids’ Liaison for the Danny Did Foundation is a new direction for Mary Grace and one at which she is determined to excel.
As Kids’ Ambassador, Mary Grace is charged with overseeing projects dedicated to informing and educating kids of all ages about Danny, about the Danny Did Foundation, and about epilepsy. MG also runs the Danny Did page on the social media network Instagram, where you can follow her and Danny Did under the name at www.instagram/dannyDid1919. The Danny Did Foundation is proud to have a person of Mary Grace’s caliber on its team.
Take the Seizure Quiz!
Mary Grace’s first project is to challenge and encourage kids to learn about seizures and epilepsy. To that end, please click here, print the quiz, take the quiz, and send it to Mary Grace! She will grade it and then send it back with a Danny Did bracelet! Don’t forget to fill in your name and address information. You can send your completed quiz to:
Mary Grace Stanton
Danny Did Foundation
P.O. Box 46576
Chicago, IL 60646