Serving in Kenya
From: United States of America
Who I am:You could not grow up in my family without a heart for children with special needs. I was born and raised in Stamford, TX, a small town in west Texas. My parents have been married for 33 years and now live in Amarillo and my brother, Brandon and his beautiful wife, Sarah, live in Washington, DC. A passion for children with disabilities was born in me very early through my mother's work in special education. I received my bachelors degree in communication disorders from Baylor University and my doctorate in audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas. I am currently practicing as an audiologist in Dallas, TX.
I am excited to be moving to Kijabe, Kenya next year in order to work with the hearing impaired in the horn of Africa.
What I do:I will be working to improve care and services provided to children and adults with hearing loss in East Africa. Through my work at AIC Kijabe Hospital, I will provide audiological care to patients. We will work to identify hearing loss in children and provide hearing aids, speech therapy and parent education. Our long-term goal and vision is to establish formal training programs at universities in Nairobi in order to train East Africans to be audiologists and speech pathologists.
The deaf population in the world is considered the 4th largest unreached people group. This is largely because they lack access to language. I want to be a part of providing that access, whether it is through hearing aids, referrals to schools for the deaf where children can learn sign language or indirectly through the men and women who will become audiologists through training programs. My prayer is that the Lord would let me be a part of gathering worshipers among this populate in East Africa.
Involved with:Medical and Health Ministry
Current Funding: 100%