Ever since I watched my first collegiate baseball game at eight years old, I always been interested in playing collegiate baseball. I started playing competitive baseball at age 9 and my teams have played against the best possible competition. Every practice I try to be the hardest working individual on the team. I work to be coachable and determined both on the field and in the classroom.
I was born with hearing loss and I have had to wear hearing aids for sixteen years. I played baseball without any of my hearing. I have been very successful despite my hearing impairment. I use sign language and read my teammate's lips to communicate while playing. In May of 2018, I had surgery to get Cochlear Implants. Having cochlear implants has been incredible! I can communicate much easier and my whole life has improved.
My goal is to attend college and get my degree in audiology to help kids like me learn to deal with hearing loss. I hope that playing baseball in college can help me show kids that they can overcome disabilities with persistence and hard work.