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Founder, Wesana Health

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Daniel Carcillo is a two time Stanley Cup Champion and played 9 seasons in the National Hockey League. Daniel experienced emotional, sexual and physical trauma within hockey's culture and battled mental health and addiction issues during and post career.

When he retired in 2015, after sustaining 7 concussions and due to Post Concussion Syndrome, he founded Chapter 5 Foundation, a charitable organization that helps athletes transition into life after the game. Daniel struggled with PCS symptoms like light sensitivity, slurred speech, insomnia, headaches and head pressure, impulse control issues, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts and traditional treatments did not work.

Daniel turned to traditional entheogenic plant and fungi ceremonies 10 months ago and credits their healing powers to saving his life. Daniel brought forth the Decriminalize Nature resolution to the city of Chicago, sits on the Decriminalize Nature National Advisory Board & the board of the Heroic Hearts Project, a registered 501(c)(3) non profit that connects military veterans struggling with mental trauma to ayahuasca therapy retreats, and has coordinated retreats with high level trauma communities coming together to collectively heal trauma.

Daniel's mission is to use his platform to advocate for the responsible use of entheogenic plants and fungi, and aims to get awareness and equitable access to the veteran, first responder, neurodegenerative and mental illness communities.

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