Hi! So...everyone has a story, here's some of mine. After living in Dallas, Texas for eight years, I decided to move back to the east coast. Baltimore has been my home now for about a year. I work as a transition teacher for students in Special Education (with Developmental Delays). My classroom is based at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Basically, what I do is teach these students job skills related to the hospital, so that when they graduate, they can have meaningful employment.
I appreciate Philosophy, Psychology, and Law., and of course basketball. I feel just as comfortable in a synagogue, as I do in a sports bar. I'm both extroverted and introverted, spontaneous, adventurous, and curious. I care a lot about cultural aspects of life. I enjoy art museums, the theater, as well as lectures. Traveling is my passion. I love to just hop in the car and have multi-day road trips.
People often ask me why I chose my profession. I say, G-d selected it for me. When I was 18 months old, I fell into a coma, brought on by spinal meningitis. When I awoke, I only had the full use of one of my hands. I do not consider myself disabled, I do not see it as a disability. I am totally functional, and independent. (FYI- spinal meningitis is NOT genetic).The way I see it, the coma was a gift from G-d. It's all a state of mind. I choose to view it as an "ability" and and try to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest potential. So I stepped on my scale in December and was way out of shape. So I started working out and as of April 30 2013 have lost 53 lbs and reached my goal weight.