Sunday, December 27, 2009

Supplies for the School

Here are some of the school suppleis I was able to get with the money that was raised. To look at the pictures you will need a snapfish account but it is free and I have found this is the best way to share my pictures with you.
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Most of the supplies I ordered for the school has come in
I have half of my malaria medication and lots of antibiotics
Plus an abundance of sunscreen
I got a camera because I am sure you will want to see pictures
The electric converter I got weighs about seven pounds...

This will be interesting to see how all of this stuff fits in two suitcases that will total to be 100lb. Mallory (my sister) is good at puzzles, I'm sure she can will help me.

11 more days!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Soccer Ball is Here!

The students at the Wa School for the Blind love to play soccer. There is a special soccer ball with a bell inside that the kids play with. I found one online and purchased it with the money that was raised. And it came in yesterday! I cannot wait to play soccer with the students.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Giving the Gift of Help

With the money that was raised I have been able to purchase some gifts for the Wa School for the Blind.

I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Rice at Trinity. Dr. Rice was willing to talk with me about what it is like to go to a school for the blind and some strategies that will help me teach. He also gave me great ideas that the Wa School for the Blind might need or want.

I also had an opportunity to visit the Lighthouse in Chicago, a school for the blind. I sat with a teacher named Sara and she was able to give me great ideas and methods as well.

I want to say thank you to both Dr. Rice and Sara for helping to prepare me for this experience.

With their insight I was able to choose gifts wisely. At this point in time I have purchased: a tactile map, wicky sticks, foam paper, a soccer ball with a bell inside and special 20/20 pens. I hope to order a few games and books with in the next few days.

Once again thank you for the gift of taking the time to sit down and talk with me as well as all of the donations that have been given.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oak Forest High School

To all the students in Mr. Schanz's 2nd hour class:
Thank you for letting me come in your classroom and teach. You guys have helped me sharpen my teaching skills so I can go to Africa and teach at the Wa School for the Blind. Good luck with your finals. Thanks again.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I would like to thank everyone to has participated in the fundraiser for the children at the Wa School for the Blind. The students will greatly appreciate all of their new school supplies. Thank you all and a special thanks to Marcin, Heather and Brent for all their hard work organizing the event.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Picture

This picture was taken at the Wa School for the Blind. These students are sitting in class at the school. I have received this pictures from the missionary family that lives by the school.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Closer

It is official!
I have received all of my visas and documentation to leave the US and enter into Ghana legally.
Now I should focus on finals...

Only 35 more days.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Airline tickets have been purchased
Immunizations are complete
Applied for Visas

The count down has begun, only 8 more weeks!