When I was 28, doctors diagnosed me with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)–a degenerative eye-disease, losing my sight from the outside  in. Amy-happy-for-no-reason-300x199Later, I learned that diagnosis was part of an even rarer  disorder called Usher Syndrome, the leading cause of deaf blindness. I was losing both. 

Always drawn to foreign cultures, I became an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. With experiences in Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East, I wrote passionately about my life experiences. I never dreamed God was honing my skills and preparing me educate others about vision loss when I could not longer teach in the classroom. 

With profound vision and hearing loss, today I am an author, speaker and continue to educate others through my books and talks.  While I feature other cultures in my writing, I focus on how God has taken my life on adventures of faith through my losses right here at home. I speak about a bright future no matter how dark it physically becomes.

 

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Read an interview about Amy with the anchorman at WJET local News Station, Erie, PA.
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