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RADIO/ARTICLE

Virginia Public Radio (Radio IQ, All Things Considered): Rare birth offers lessons in parenting with disabilities 

May 30, 2022—Things are a little hectic at the Izzie house in rural Madison County. The dogs offer a noisy greeting. Downstairs grandpa Alan is watching Masha and the Bear with the kids, and his son-in-law, Rudy, is on the phone with his office. Upstairs, Danielle Izzie – a marketing professional and blogger -- closes her laptop and starts making dinner. more>>

Dani's Twins Media Toolkit

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ARTICLE

Culpeper Times: Woman uses pregnancy documentary to raise awareness 

May 26, 2022—When Dani Izzie found out she was pregnant with twins in late 2019, she did what many pregnant women do; shared her news on Facebook. But unlike most women, Izzie faced an uphill battle in light of her disability that would make her pregnancy both challenging and dangerous. more>>

RADIO/ARTICLE

WMRA: Culpeper County woman's motherhood story hits the big screen 

May 25, 2022—Dani Izzie and her husband Rudy were met with a surprise when they went to their first ultrasound appointment at the UVA Maternal and Fetal Medicine Clinic. Rudy asked the technician why there were two little blobs on the screen. DANI IZZIE: “She looked up from what she was doing and she was like, oh my goodness, that's because there's two babies. … It was like, shocking, but also, just felt like this amazing gift.” more>>

BROADCAST TV

ABC7 News: New film documents quadriplegic woman's harrowing twin pregnancy  

May 23, 2022 — While among the most beautiful experiences, pregnancy is also among the most difficult and overwhelming times in a woman's life. Dani Izzie knows that period unlike any other. She's the subject of the inspiring new documentary, 'Dani's Twins' -- following her harrowing journey of a risky twin pregnancy, as a quadriplegic. more>>

PRESS RELEASE

Quadriplegic Mom and First-Time Filmmaker Set to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary

May 18, 2022--Dani Izzie, quadriplegic mother to twins, officially rolls into the world of filmmaking on May 26, 2022, with the world premiere of DANI’S TWINS, a short documentary, at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. Film "expected to make waves." more>>

 

PRESS RELEASE

One-in-a-Billion Documentary DANI’S TWINS to Premiere at Mountainfilm Festival

May 12, 2022--The award-winning team behind DANI’S TWINS, a new short film documenting the rare and risky twin pregnancy of a quadriplegic woman, announced today the film’s world premiere at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO, on May 26, 2022. more>> 

ARTICLE

Mountainfilm Announces Full Film Lineup for 2022 Festival

May 10, 2022--One of North America's oldest film festivals, Mountainfilm (dubbed one of the "coolest" fests in the world) has announced the full lineup for its 44th edition and first fully in-person event since 2019. Short films billed to world premiere at the festival and expected to make waves this year include Dani's Twins. more>>

ARTICLE

Interview with Dani Izzie, Star of "Dani's Twins"

May 5, 2022--To celebrate Mother’s Day, RespectAbility Communications Apprentice Madison Essig spoke with Dani Izzie, advocate, activist and mother with a disability. Schirmer’s journey to motherhood is the subject of the upcoming documentary film Dani’s Twins. more>> 

UPDATE

DANI'S TWINS Hires Sam Ewing for Documentary Score

Oct. 7, 2021—Dani's Twins is pleased to announce the addition of composer Sam Ewing to the team. Sam's work includes the Emmy-winning music for the series Da Vinci’s Demons and composition for Netflix’s Black Mirror and Amazon’s Ghost Recon: War Within the Cartel. more>> 

PODCAST

A Conversation with Dani Izzie about Disability and Access to Sex

Sept 2021—Dani Izzie is the subject of the documentary Dani's Twins. The film is in post-production and Dani is fielding my questions on disability, sex and ableist views around people with disabilities having children. more>>


PANEL DISCUSSION

An Insider's Guide to Pregnancy & Paralysis: Reeve Foundation

July 14, 2021—Dani Izzie is joined by Dr. Robert Fuller, University of Virginia Maternal-Fetal Medicine, for a look at the medical aspects of pregnancy and paralysis.  more>>

 

BLOG

Disability Doin' Good Partnership: Dani's Twins Film

April 6, 2021—My name is Dani, and I became a mom to twins in 2020. I also happen to be a full-time wheelchair user due to paralysis in most of my body, including my hands, which is why I not just love but NEED the functionality of Magnetic Me in my life. more>>

PRESS RELEASE

Magnetic Me Announces Sponsorship of DANI'S TWINS Film

April 6, 2021--Magnetic Me announced today its sponsorship of DANI’S TWINS, an upcoming documentary providing a rare, intimate look into the pregnancy and early parenting journey of one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins. more>>

PANEL DISCUSSION

Hope Talk: Parenting & Relationships while Living with a Mobility Disability

May 26, 2021—Dani and Rudy Izzie are joined by friends and guests, Valeria and Alessandro Isaacs for an insider’s discussion of parenting and relationships with a disability. more>>

PRODUCT DEMO

Hope Talk: Adaptive Parenting Products

March 30, 2021—Dani Izzie walks viewers through a demo of accessible products (and lack thereof) for new parents with disabilities. more>>

PODCAST

Oh Baby!: Quadriplegic Dani Izzie on Giving Birth to Twins

March 27, 2021—At the height of the Covid pandemic last year, quadriplegic and disability advocate Dani Izzie became one of the only quadriplegic women ever to give birth to twins. This is her story. With Olesia Plokhii. more>>

BLOG

Planning for Pregnancy: 9 Things to Know

Feb 11, 2021—Like many of you prospective moms or women living with paralysis who are curious about childbearing and rearing, I wondered how on earth I would be able to carry a child and manage pregnancy, not to mention caring for an infant afterward. So, where did I start and what did I learn through my own first-time pregnancy last year? Here are nine things to help you think ahead. more>>

 

BLOG

What’s It Like Being Pregnant and Paralyzed?

Feb 2021—I think, beyond some extra challenges such as preventing pressure sores, dealing with increased symptoms of neuropathy or dysautonomia, and some of the specific considerations that arise when it comes to labor and delivery for people with spinal cord injuries... more>>

PANEL DISCUSSION

Hope Talk: Journey to Motherhood with a Disability

Jan 28, 2021—Dani Izzie is joined by Amanda Perla and Alyssa Higgins for a candid conversation on pregnancy with a disability. Moderated by Kelley Simoneaux, The Pushy Lawyer. more>>

PANEL DISCUSSION

Abilities Expo: Disabled Pregnancy & Parenting Journey

Dec 17, 2020—Moderated by Dani's Twins Partnerships Intern Vicki Thomas, Dani Izzie gets real about disabled parenting with other moms. more>>

BLOG

Parenting with a Disability: Reflections from a Quad Mom

Dec 2020—In May 2019, I made an appointment for a consultation with a high-risk obstetrician to discuss the risks of pursuing pregnancy as a quadriplegic woman. At the time, I was still in a mental space where I questioned if I could handle parenthood: "How can I take care of a child if I can barely take care of myself?”… Looking back, I see things with more clarity and realize that those questions partially came from self-doubt. more>>

BLOG

Life After Paralysis: Motherhood Redefined

Nov 30, 2020—In my early twenties and the early days of my spinal cord injury, I remember thinking that so much of the rehabbing and recovering I was engaging in was to prepare me for the time in my life when I would someday become a mother (even though I didn’t even have a partner at the time). more>>

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Life in 2020: Into the Fire

Nov 2, 2020—Daniela Izzie, a C6 quad who works for Spinergy, was pregnant with twins when the pandemic hit. At the time, there was a ton of uncertainty — about whether her husband, Rudy, would be allowed into the hospital, about her risk of infection and the possibility of passing it to her twins — but Izzie was confident in her doctors and care team. more>>

PANEL DISCUSSION

Disability Unite: Dani Izzie & Andy Arias are loud and proud!

July 16, 2020—People with Disabilities are proud, we're loud and we'll work together to make ourselves known. We are honored to be part of DISABILITY UNITE! more>>

HEARTTHREADS VIDEO

Woman Who Is Quadriplegic Gives Birth to Twins During Pandemic

May 10, 2020--Dani was one of just a handful of women who are quadriplegic to carry twins making her pregnancy extra risky. Then the pandemic came. Today Dani is celebrating her first Mother's Day with twin girls. more>>

FOX5 NEWS

Paralyzed Virginia woman gives birth to twins during pandemic

May 7, 2020--Imagine having to give birth during the coronavirus crisis. Now, imagine being confined to a wheelchair and giving birth to twins during this pandemic. Dani Izzie is a quadriplegic. She gave birth to twin girls last month. She and her husband Rudy joined us to share their story. more>>

PRESS RELEASE

Quadriplegic Woman Becomes Mother of Twins after High-Risk Birth

May 7, 2020–Paralyzed from the chest down, Daniela Izzie (pronounced eye-zay) experienced a moving miracle on April 24 when she became the proud first-time mother of twins following an exceptionally rare and high-risk pregnancy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. more>>