10 Most Beautiful 2012

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Charity: Operation Christmas Child
A creative mind with a love for exploration, reading, family, friends and church, Danielle Burkin says she feels her ultimate purpose in life is to tell people about Jesus and his love. As the project coordinator for Dr. Keith LaFerriere and Dr. Matthew Kienstra’s facial plastic surgery office, Burkin has been exposed to many aspects of beauty. Once a perfectionist infatuated with physical beauty, Burkin struggled with insecurity and depression. “I was struggling so hard to become something, and I didn’t even know what it was,” Burkin says. Finally, Burkin concluded that she wouldn’t allow an external image to define her. Today, Burkin is devoted to her relationship with the big man above and is a volunteer children’s ministry assistant. Determined to make a difference in the lives of others, Burkin and her husband have become dedicated participants in Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project that delivers shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children. Burkin’s ultimate goal is to be greeted in heaven with a big pat on the back.—D.D.


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