Hi, I'm Lane McKittrick, co-founder with my husband, Todd, of Hear See Hope. In addition to being the mom to four boys, including Conner and Dalton who have Usher syndrome, because of my experiences as a parent, I went back to school and received my Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado. I started a new non profit called Lane of Inquiry where i conduct special education research specific to deafblindness and provide family support. My research interests are deafblindness and family-professional partnerships. I hope to use this blog to share updates on my family and my research. My goal is to provide information and support for families living with Usher syndrome. Research into a cure is vitally important, but I know from experience, family support in dealing with day-to-day issues is critical as well. Thanks for reading. For more on my education research, visit Lane of Inquiry's website or my academic site.
At Hear See Hope, we love to see extraordinary stories about those living with Usher’s syndrome. Meet Canadian speed skater Kevin Frost, who is one of those stories! Kevin has Olympic ambitions and there are only two things in his way — Usher Syndrome and the International Paralympic Committee’s failure to recognize deafblind speed skating as a sport. Kevin’s passion for the speed skating and his drive to succeed have rallied his community around him in support of his bid to get deafblind speed skating recognized as a Paralympic sport and to be one of the first to compete. Watch this video about him, and his efforts to live not just an ordinary life, but an extraordinary one! Visit his website at www.deafblindspeedskater.com for more about Kevin today!