Pete's Diary In the News

Dec 05, 2018

Unity Jr. High High School in Cicero, IL reviews Pete's Diary presentation and student reactions.  Great testimonial and review of what happens at our school assemblies.

Sep 28, 2018

Peter Dankelson receives Patient of Courage Award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at the Opening Ceremonies of their 2018 Annual Meetingin Chicago, IL.

Apr 27, 2018

Published in Drops of Ink by Matt Smith

DOI is Libertyville High School's student news publication

Feb 27, 2018

Watch Peter Dankelson speak about living with Goldenhar Syndrome on the eve of Rare Disease Day 2018.  This event was held at Marquette College of Health Sciences and sponsored by Harmony 4 Hope.  Peter's presentation starts about 59 minutes into the video.

Peter also plays guitar with singer/songwriter Trapper Schoepp after the Q & A.

Jan 19, 2018

The Dankelson's attended Family Advocacy Day in 2008 representing Children's Hospital of Michigan.  Peter was a featured All Star advocating about the importance of pediatric healthcare on behalf of the National Association of Children's Hospitals (NACH).  This is a ten-year follow up story outlining the Dankelson's journey from being pediatric healthcare advocates to their latest #ChooseKind education campaign.

Nov 08, 2017

Chicago's WGN-TV Channel 9 Morning News

Nov 07, 2017

Published in Journal Republican by Steve Hoffman

Pete Dankelson speaks to Monticello students as part of the Sages Read one book, one community Choose Kind initiative.

Sep 24, 2017

Published in Daily Union by Pam Wilson

Students learned what it is like to live with a facial difference during an assembly Thursday at East Elementary School in Jefferson.

Sep 06, 2017

Published on Spectrum Health Beat by SueThoms & Chris Clark

Peter Dankelson was born with a rare congenital defect that involves incomplete facial development. A recent groundbreaking surgery aligned his features and opened his airway. 

Jan 25, 2017

WGN Radio Host Steve Cochran interviews Amy Rutledge about Peter's #ChooseKind story.

The interview starts at 30:45.

Oct 18, 2016

Peter speaks to the Best Buddies Club at Libertyville High School in Illinois.

Oct 05, 2016

Daniel Levine, host of Global Genes' RARE Cast, interviews Peter about being honored as Champion of Hope for Teen Advocacy.

Sep 23, 2016

Peter is honored by Global Genes as their 2016 Champion of Hope for Teen Advocacy for his #ChooseKind campaign.

Mar 10, 2016

Middle school students speak to Peter Dankelson, who was born with a craniofacial disorder

Dec 14, 2015

Cougar Buzz: The student news of Carlstadt Public School (New Jersey)

Aug 20, 2015

Event Helps Kids with Facial Deformities Feel 'Normal'

Humankind covers a story about a teen bullied in Turlock, CA who has the same craniofacial syndrome as Peter.  They meet at an annual retreat hosted by Children's Craniofacial Association.

Aug 08, 2014

Paula Tutman of Channel 4 in Detroit interviews Peter as he is consulted on the design of a new specialty center for Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Jul 03, 2008

Peter and his family attend 2008 Family Advocacy Day, promoting the importance of pediatric healthcare. Peter represented Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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