Julienne Dallara

Julienne Dallara is an actor/singer/dancer who woke up paralyzed in 1996 from Transverse Myelitis. At the time her daughter was 3 years old and her son was 7 months, so being in a wheelchair was a challenge. Divorce followed, and she supported her family by selling accessible vehicles. Doing this, she met her husband of 20 years, another wheelchair-user with post-polio. In 2012, Julienne was approached by the Abilities Expo to help produce this chain of National trade shows for disability products. Working there is a joy; fulfilling her need to help others while still allowing her to exercise her passion for gardening and creating fine art. Julienne started her own non-profit, Volunteer AIDS Massage Project (VAMP) in 1989, was a Peer Counselor for WYNGS from 1998-2007, and a Triumph Ambassador since its inception.