1995 Phase II DO-IT Scholars
I'm Anthony from North Dakota. I'll be a Senior in high school
this fall. I will take classes that fit around my career plans like
marketing and child development. I have Cerebral Palsy. My main
interests are technologies for handicapped people to help them along
in life. I find that many handicapped people, including myself,
wouldn't be interacting in the world without the aid of technology.
My biggest dream is to be a developer of speaking devices. I thank
DO-IT for the opportunity of helping my dream come true of helping
other disabled people!
I'm Ben and I live in Washington state. I have Muscular
Dystrophy. Well, another year has flown by and I've made some
significant changes in my life because of the DO-IT program. In
school my subjects of interest have increased dramatically because now
I can access information on a whim. I've traveled the world on the
Internet without even leaving my room. I'm going to be a Senior and
I've been selected as Vice President of my Senior class. So far,
DO-IT has taught me to meet people over the Internet and I've even
been offered a job over the 'Net'. Without DO-IT, I'd still
probably be watching other people have success but now they're
watching me. Look out world because Ben is coming and he's
going to just DO-IT!!
My name is Jen (better known as JennyLin on-line). I'm 17 and
will be a Senior in high school in Washington. I have Peripheral
Neuropathy which affects my outer parts (i.e., I can't walk. *grin*).
I'm interested in all scientific things...but I really go for
environmentally-related things. I have met MANY new and interesting
people on the Internet, become more open to possibilities, and have
learned a LOT from my fellow DO-IT Scholars/Mentors/staff and others
out there in this great BIG world.
I'm Maria from Washington. I have post-polio. Since I just
graduated from high school, I don't have many extra-curricular
activities. I used to be in Honor Society, in Science Olympia, and a
volunteer at a local hospital. I'm interested in psychology, biology,
and chemistry. Having a computer helped me out with all of my classes
my Senior year. Instead of going to the library, I could have a head
start finding crucial information to write a paper for my classes.
I'm getting very informative advice from people who go to the
University of Washington, which is helpful to me since I will be a
Freshman there this fall. More than ever I will need my computer
during my college years and, with the help of DO-IT, that's possible.
My name is Daniel and I live in Washington state. I will be a
Senior in high school this coming year. I am very active. I run
cross country and track for my school. I also scuba dive, have two
paper routes and I work at Dairy Queen. I am also in Honor Society.
I have a learning disability. I have trouble in math and spelling.
It takes me longer to read books and take tests. The use of computers
helps me with spelling and grammar and helps me make my school reports
look more professional.
Hi, my name is Travis. I am from Idaho. I am starting
college in September, majoring in Computer Science. Computers and
computer programming is what I enjoy most. I also like hanging out
with my friends, reading, listening to music (only the best --
country!), and driving my car. My disabilities include shortness
(only 4' 7"), orthopedic problems in my legs, and kidney and
associated problems. Being disabled has affected my view of the world
-- and in most cases has, in my mind, improved my views and
attitudes. Being in DO-IT has made me realize that I am not alone in
being disabled, but also has made me aware of all of the various
disabilities out there. I have really enjoyed being in the DO-IT
My name is Takuya. I live in Washington and just graduated
from high school. I will be a Freshman at the University of
Washington in the fall of 1995. My disabilities are health
impairment, nervous system dysmorphia, and congenital scoliosis. My
interests are physics, biology, theory of math, trigonometry,
calculus, and computers. My hobbies are collecting stamps and reading
many books. I live with my parents and am an only child. This summer
I went to Portland, Maine, for a mathematics contest. The Internet
helped me to find information about the University of Washington.
My name is Sherri. I am going to be a Freshman at Southern
Oregon State College. My interests are in genetics, psychology, and
computers, and I enjoy doing volunteer work in my community. I have
optic atrophy and am legally blind. This means I can't see very well,
but I pick up on where things are very quickly. It has been
invaluable to me to have a computer. I have met many people and have
learned about their college experiences which has helped my transition
I'm Mike, and I live in Oregon. I have ADHD with specific
learning disability in reading and writing. I love engineering, math,
and drafting. I also enjoy riding my bike everywhere. I think that
the DO-IT program is cool.
Hi all! My name is Shawnna and I attend high school in
Washington. I am 17 years old. My illness is Muscular Dystrophy
which attacks the muscles. But I get done what I need to, like going
to school, which isn't really a task since I enjoy it. My hobbies
include swim-ming, collecting baseball cards, watching T.V. and
working on my computer.
I am Nguyen, a 19 year old Senior. In 1992, I suffered a gunshot
wound to the right hemi-sphere of my head which paralyzed the left
side of my body. I use a one-handed keyboard. I have lived many
places, but like Washington the best.
My name is Sarah. I will be a Senior in high school in
Washington state. Next year I will be taking a Health Science
pre-college course. At the end of the year I will be a certified
Medical Assistant and will be working in the Pathology Lab at the
V.A. Hospital in Portland, OR. After high school I plan on going to a
university in Nevada and majoring in Clinical Lab Science. I do very
well in high school and have kept a GPA of 3.7. The things I like to
do are going to work with my mom during the day and walking/running
all the time. My disability is a learning disability called Dyslexia
which affects my reading, math, and spelling. The DO-IT program has
really helped me a lot with understanding my disability and other
types of disabilities. It has really made me open more doors for
myself in believing I can DO-IT for life!
Hi! My name is Carolyn. I'm 17 years old. This coming year I
will be a Senior in high school. In the future, I would like to teach
in some sort of science capacity. I also enjoy writing in my spare
time. I was born with Cerebral Palsy. I also have a neurological
disorder that causes low vision and is currently in the process of
Katharine is my name. I will be a Senior in high school. I
love the outdoors - whether it's skiing, hiking, biking, riding, or
swimming, you name it, I "do it"! I enjoy mathematics,
business, and engineering. I'm learning disabled and reading is
difficult. DO-IT has loaned me 'Outspoken' and a scanner, both of
which help me with reading. The DO-IT program has made me aware that,
no matter what disability anyone has, adaptive tech-nology can really
help to cope with it. The DO-IT program has given me a whole new
experience socially. I have met really great, supportive people
through e-mail and the program itself. THANK YOU DO-IT!
My name is Kris and I live in Oregon. This fall I will be
starting Honors College as a micro-biology major. My interests
include computers, medicine, marine biology, space, and science in
general. I own and operate a business that builds and sells custom
computer systems, consults for companies and individuals, and writes
custom software. For fun I like to ski, play tennis, S.C.U.B.A. dive,
swim and do gymnastics. I also volunteer as Director of Computer
Services for the Ashland School District. Oh yeah, I'm supposed to
mention my disability (besides being insane). I am visually impaired.
My name is Kristin. I live in Washington state. I am hard
of hearing and partly blind. I wear two hearing aids, can read large
print, and have special glasses for reading small print at home. I
can see color and hear low sounds. I had a kidney transplant almost
six years ago. My favorite subjects at school are math and history.
The computer is good for me in school and at home because it is easier
and faster to type than handwrite. I am interested in becoming a lab
technician or an artist.
My name is Megan. I live in Idaho. This year I would have
been a Senior in high school but instead I am a Sophomore in college.
I live in the dorms at a community college in Oregon. I am currently
a biology major. My academic interests are biology, anatomy and
physiology, and math. I also am interested in the piano, voice, and
music in general. My other hobbies include teaching swimming and just
relaxing. My disability is post or chronic lyme disease. DO-IT has
been a great way to meet other disabled students.
Hi, my name is Erofei, and I come from Oregon. The reason
why I am at DO-IT is because I lost my hands in a farming accident.
Currently, I am attending high school. I am planning to attend
Clackamas Community College where I will learn how to become a
drafting engineer. Some of my favorite activities are soccer,
fishing, and rollerblading.
Caption: Kristin and Bridget complete their zoo project with the
help of interpreter Linda.