Molly Burke is a Canadian activist and motivational speaker, YouTuber advocate for blind people.
Full name: Molly Jane Lucy Burke
Birthday: 8 February, 1994
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Motivational speaker, YouTuber, Influencer
She was honored with the Oakville YMCA Peace Award and was a co-host for the AMI.
Molly was diagnosed with a rare retinal disease that can cause vision loss (Retinitis pigmentosa).
At the age of 5, she started public speaking as an ambassador for blind people.
By the years, her vision disappeared entirely, and she reads in Braille and has a service dog.
Now she is a motivational speaker and has a YouTube channel where she helps people with outfit choices and shows how blind people do different activities like ordinary people.
She talks openly about her experiences and how she overcame hardship.
Molly has received numerous awards for her work as an advocate for blind people:
- The Oakville YMCA Peace Award for her outstanding contributions to the community in 2009
- She ran the Paralympic Torch for the Winter Games
- Miss Teen Canada International 2010
- Correspondent on the Orange Carpet for The 2013 TeenNick Halo Awards in LA
- A Panelist in the 2015 Roundtable discussion on Entrepreneurship and Youth Leadership with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
- The Paul Harris Fellowship Award in January 2016, which is Oakville Rotary Club's Highest Honour