a little bit about me
I am a 16 year old student from Southlake, Texas and I attend Carroll High School. When I was born in Pasadena, California, I was diagnosed with unilateral microphthalmia. Though it scared my parents at first, we came to find that it was a blessing in disguise. My parents soon became a part of the Institute for Families at Children's' Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA).
The doctors at CHLA said that being blind in one eye would affect my balance, so they recommended putting me into gymnastics classes to gain stability. Little did we know that I would fall in love with the sport and grow up to be a state and regional champion. A couple years after we moved to Texas I quit gymnastics and started cheer. I am now a competitive and school cheerleader, but my passion is mentoring kids to follow their dreams.
we understand how hard it is to grow up in today's world (especially when a kid feels different) so we want to help guide and mentor kids with eye conditions. our goal is to lead kids on a path of hope and encouragement so they pursue whatever they put their mind to, no matter their condition
A One-on-One Mentorship Program
Our mentorship program is rather simple. Sign up and I will contact you to schedule a time to talk on the phone so that you can get to know me. When I was in elementary school, I was fortunate that the Institute for Families at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles arranged to have Amy be my mentor. Amy and I developed a very special bond since she also had unilateral microphthalmia. She helped guide and mentor me on growing up with this condition. Amy shared her life experiences and the journey she took, as well as lessons she learned.
After you get to know me, we’ll arrange a time to either meet your child or talk on the phone. It is my hope that we can then get to a point where we can schedule regular monthly meetups or calls (or more) to make this a monthly routine. I hope to gain your child's trust so that they are comfortable talking with me and share what is on their minds.
I am also available to talk with teens about my journey with an eye condition.