How do we give of ourselves to help others? How do we move past roadblocks and setbacks to keep our passion projects alive? How do we replenish ourselves while dedicating our lives to serving others? In this special one-on-one interview, host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes his life-long friend Jamie Schumacher to discuss how her faith and determination helped start and fund the Haiti Center for Inclusive Education. Jamie shares how her faith and God’s love helped her to start the school for developmentally challenged children of Haiti and how she stays mindful during her journey. What an inspiration!
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[1:55] Jamie’s childhood memories of Haiti prompted her to return many years later.
[4:34] In Haiti, Jamie and her friend Gertrude opened a school for developmentally challenged children.
[13:56] Dealing with roadblocks and setbacks in a partnership.
[26:21] How Jamie replenishes herself while serving others.
[32:58] Resources for how to donate to the project.
[36:08] Focus on the things you can control.
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To support Gertrude’s Orphanage go to: https://gertrudesorphanage.weebly.com/contact-us.html or email Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Schumacher has 26 years of experience in education at the middle and high school levels, working as a high school English teacher, middle school counselor, and middle school language arts/social studies teacher. Originally from Wisconsin, she lived and worked in Illinois since graduating from Illinois State University. In May, 2016, she moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she is opening a school for special-needs children.
In her spare time, she loves to read, exercise, swim (especially in the ocean), put together jigsaw puzzles, take her dog for walks, and play basketball.
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