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Staff Access

Deepi Leihl Reports on HandyDart and Animal Rights


 My name is Deepi Leihl. I was asked by Amy Tutkaluke to tell my story in the  Spectrum Newsletter.

Just a little bit about me, I was born with a disability called Metatrophic Dwarfism. I have lived my whole life in Richmond BC with my family that includes; Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister-in-law, 2 Dogs, and a twin sister who is 6 minutes older than me. At this present time, I go to UBC to train and volunteer as a News correspondent for CiTR News 101.

I am studying  journalism and broadcasting program. I am pursuing my passion and gaining experience in my chosen profession. So far, I have broadcasted two News stories that cover HandyDART and Animals Rights.

I chose these 2 topics because I am passionate about them and want to create awareness. I also had the privilege to co-host an event sponsored by INcommom.TV story-telling and continue to be part of their online project.

 If you would like to know more about me and my stories you can ask Amy for my contact information ~ phone 604-323-1433 ext 219.

 Links to stories:


Animal Rights:

HandyDART Petition‏:

I will be meeting with Handy-dart on November 1st and I am hoping that you can take a moment to listen to my HandyDart interview and consider signing the petition which I will be taking with me to present to HandyDart.