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 “stuff” 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 “meaning in life” – 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 life’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 Java…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. 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.
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!