Our second These Young Queens interview is with Danielle Vassell, a university student and medical miracle who has turned adversity into charity, giving hope to those affected by premature births.
What was your first job?
I worked for my parents’ company as an administrator marking exam papers and issuing certificates to people completing health and safety and food safety courses. I enjoyed it as I like dealing with enquiries and solving problems.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
I’ve recently founded an organisation called LittleMIGHT to help support and raise awareness of premature births in the UK and abroad. We sell baby clothing with slogans such as “strong”, “brave” and “special” – characteristics which I think best describe babies born prematurely – and help people affected by premature births share their stories. I set up LittleMIGHT because I was a premature baby – I weighed one pound when I was born – and want to use mine and my family’s experience to help other families in the same situation.
What do you do for “me time”?
Put my feet up and watch movies, usually on the weekend.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Stay humble. Humility is key, as when you have a humble heart, success and blessings automatically come to you.
What are you reading and watching at the moment?
I regularly watch One Born Every Minute. Seeing the premature babies fight for their lives just touches my heart. I’m currently reading The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer. This is a really inspirational book which provides great advice about how to be a more confident woman.
Are you a member of any women support/empowerment groups?
I attend a women’s supper club called Dine to Climb. This event is a great opportunity for ambitious women to network and to support and motivate each other regarding their careers.
What does your future look like?
My future looks bright! I’d like to continue helping more families around the world through LittleMIGHT or my personal experience.