When I was 28, doctors diagnosed me with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)–a degenerative eye-disease resulting in blindness. Later, 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, blogger, speaker, and I continue to educate others through my books and talks. I’m a Low Vision Motivator with High Expectations. 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.