Amy shares some of her highlights and heartaches while living in the beautiful United Arab Emirates. She married a Captain in the Egyptian Army, who risked everything to be with her. Their life was full of adventure and joy, but also the painful loss of twins (one in utero and one born premature), a miscarriage, and ultimately a divorce. Sadly, Amy also lost her father, her mother and her sister. All of this while experiencing progressive loss of her vision as she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 28, a hereditary vision condition that results in blindness. In her book Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss she shares how God healed her heart many times, often in supernatural ways. She found, especially in the case of her babies, that God did give her so many miracles to glorify him in her healing. He also faithfully brought people into her life that could love her and encourage her in difficult times. Today Amy is an author, blogger, speaker, and she continues to educate others through her books and talks in spite of her vision and hearing loss. She's a Low Vision Motivator with High Expectations. While she features other cultures in her writing, she focuses on how God has taken her life on adventures of faith through losses right at home. She loves to speak about a bright future no matter how dark it physically becomes. Amy’s memoirs include: Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, Cane Confessions: The Lighter
Side to Mobility and a memoir / devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss. In 2015, Amy joined a group of blind professionals who volunteer their time to help others
cope with blindness at VisionAware.org, an outreach website now under the auspices of the
American Printing House.
In 2016, Ohio Valley University, Amy’s undergraduate institution, awarded her the
Distinguished Medal of Literature for Mobility Matters.
Amy is an active member of several community groups, which include Pennwriters, West
PA Authors, Toastmasters, the West County Lions Club, and the National Federation of
the Blind. Jeremiah 31:13 NIV "Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow." Isaiah 42:16 NIV "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them."