I was recently contacted by a fellow speech-langauge pathologist who shared with me the story of a family she has worked with for many years. This family is currently traveling the world and having their lives documented for an upcoming documentary. The story sounded pretty cool, so I went to check it out for more information.
Here is the description from their site:
Meet the Whites. A middle class family who loved their â€œstuffâ€ and is trimming it down to four boxes each, filling their backpacks and embarking on an epic trip around the world to find the true â€œmeaning in lifeâ€ â€“ by traveling the globe, immersing themselves in local cultures and doing volunteer work along the way.
Jody and John, along with their spontaneous and fun-loving teenaged son Riley and 11-year old daughter Allison, are about to test their belief that lifeâ€™s true meaning is found in service to others. They are leaving their world behind for a year, traveling the globe and volunteering with people and animals with the greatest needs.
The White family and their guide at the summit of Mt. Lawu in Javaâ€¦where they celebrated Christmas!
But if that isn’t already a pretty awesome adventure, The White’s daughter Allison has significant speech and communication issues.Â At age 2, she was diagnosed with a rare childhood case of Neurosarcoidosis and suffers from the speech disorder dysarthria. In fact, it was Allison’s long term speech-language pathologist who contacted me and shared the White’s story with me.
Allison in a small village in Thailand called Tha Thum. They volunteered at a local primary school there to help teach English to the children.Â
They just launched the trailer for the documentary a couple days ago and I wanted to help share the project with you all. You can read more about the White family and their story by going HERE.
I wish the White family the best of luck on their adventure! I can’t wait to see the documentary!