Vince Danielsen was a rising teenage football star when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and given a 50-50 chance of surviving.
He spent the next year in and out of the hospital, fighting for his life. Vince eventually beat cancer and said the experience gave him a profound respect for caregivers and a greater passion for health and fitness.
“The cancer diagnosis made me understand how fragile life is. A lot of people don’t experience that until their 40s or 50s, and then they get scared. But I’ve worked at being healthy from that time… I was 15… because I don’t ever want a doctor to tell me that again. It gave me a different perspective of obstacles in business and in sport because I’d already beaten something that was very large to me.”
Vince returned to the football field with new determination, pushing himself to become a Calgary Stampeder receiver and then a Canadian Football League all-star.
He brought the same focus and resolve to becoming a healthcare entrepreneur, founding fitness, medical and rehabilitation companies in both Canada and the United States.
Now Vince and his team have launched Wello, Alberta’s first in-home, and video medical delivery service combining technology with the expertise of nurse practitioners. Vince said he wants Wello to deliver the same warm service he received during his fight with cancer.
Vince believes 70 to 80 per cent of doctor visits can be handled over video, which is why our Wello nurse practitioners consult over telephone and video calls.
Vince welcomes you to the ‘future of personalized healthcare’ – where you get well and stay well with people who care and with a technology approach that’s convenient and tailored to each client Wello works with.
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