February 15, 2016

Finding The Next Chapter

Finding the Next Chapter-01Ever have those moments where you feel as if you are looking at the end of one chapter and not sure where the next chapter starts? It could be anything from trying to figure out what to major in, career path you want to take or what goals you want to achieve.
The last few months I have been thinking about what I want to achieve in my next chapter of the year 2016. Over the last few weeks I have been talking to a close friend, who is a surgeon, Dr. Hullar. He performed my second Cochlear Implant surgery and I have worked with him on numerous research projects over the last 7 years. He has also been my mentor over the last few years as I worked on my Eagle Scout project, the creation of deafteens.org.
In our conversations over the last few weeks he brought up deafteens.org. This website has been on my mind for months now since we encountered major technical difficulties last year. I updated him on the status, feeling rather hopeless about the project. His response ignited the flame within me to bring deafteens.org back to life. He reminded me that we did it and it can be done again. I can’t really explain the feeling I got when I decided that I was going to work on it. I felt like my passion for this project was going to burst out from inside of me. Deafteens.org played a big role in my life and shaping me to who I am today. It was more than just an Eagle Scout project.

Dr. Hullar and David
Dr. Hullar & David on the night of his Eagle Court of Honor.

I am grateful for my wife who has supported me as I work to bring deafteens.org back to life. Each day is another page filled and I look forward to seeing this chapter completed. Stay tuned!