DO-IT Ambassador Profile
Who am I? I define myself as a computer nerd, a movie lover, and a small giant. I am a fun-loving, yet occasionally moody, guy who enjoys books, movies, music, computers, and talking about pretty much anything. I consider myself to be somewhat of a learning disabilities poster boy as I have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), dyslexia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. I worked with medications for years to try to control all my disabilities but found I didn't like the dead feeling I got when I was taking them. For a couple of years now I have been working on managing my disabilities without the medications. Some aspects of life are harder, but I enjoy the rush I get from the ADHD that makes my mind run at the speed of light and letting my imagination run with that.
I was first involved with DO-IT in 2001 as a Scholar and moved through the program to become an Ambassador and Mentor. I love all the net chats and discussions through the DO-IT online community, but I really love DO-IT Summer Study and missed it too much to stay away this year, so I volunteered my time at many of the Summer Study activities. It will probably be that way for years to come! My younger brother is in the program now. It's great to watch him laugh and learn with the other Scholars. DO-IT is a one-of-a-kind program, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. You just can't find better people anywhere else on the planet.