Goodbye Jeffrey

Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Director
Picture of Jeffrey
1998 DO-IT Scholar, Jeffrey

I am sad to report that Jeffrey, a '98 Scholar, passed away on April 25. You can read his first bio in the DO-IT Snapshots publication at Jeff, the valedictorian of the Olathe East High School class of 1999, earned an Associates degree from Middlesex Community College. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in both Biology and Geology. We will remember Jeffrey as a strong self-advocate, a serious and dedicated student, and an active participant in Boy Scouts of America and karate. To get a sense for Jeff's determination, positive attitude, and use of assistive technology, check out the DO-IT video Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology at We will miss Jeffrey.