Danny Ortiz has been the one friend to stick by my side since the beginning of High School. From the innocence of Freshman Journalism class to our attempt at community college, we each knew that we were destined to do something different but weren’t sure what exactly it is.
I learned about Danny’s passion for journalism (specifically related to sports and music) through our experiences with The Allen High School Newspaper as we became best friends, never understanding the full effect of his heart condition or the situation he had been in with his father’s passing. He is a true warrior and example to anyone who has dealt with life-threatening health conditions, the unexpected death of a parent, or both.
Listen to our conversation and learn about his story, our friendship, and much more!