EYES OF MY HEART: A LIFE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND FAITH

EYES OF MY HEART: A LIFE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND FAITH

by JERI LYNN-COOPER
EYES OF MY HEART: A LIFE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND FAITH

EYES OF MY HEART: A LIFE JOURNEY OF LOVE AND FAITH

by JERI LYNN-COOPER

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Overview

Her childhood bouts with detached retinas, cataracts, and then glaucoma left her blind. Subsequent nerve damage rendered her nearly deaf. Desperate to be accepted in the "sighted" adult world, Jeri went on a twenty-year journey that led her through the world of drugs, alcohol, and bad relationships. By the age of forty-fi ve, she'd been married four times and her life was a mess. But then, upon awakening from surgery in 1994, she surrendered to God and His plan for her life. She nicknamed herself "the prodigal daughter" and set out on a mission to help others who'd experienced dual sensory loss as she had. In 2017, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law the Jeri Cooper Act, appropriating funds to support service providers (SSPs) of DeafBlind Oklahomans. In 2021 Jeri realized her dream of establishing her own nonprofi t organization, Jeri's House, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Two residential homes—one for women, one for men—off er members of the DeafBlind community a place to become independent. Residents are taught alternative techniques and skills for everyday tasks and learn practical ways to interact with the world around them. Jeri says, "The more we can do for ourselves, the more fulfi lling life is, and the more we want to improve, achieve, and do for others. Everyone is diff erent and capable of doing so much more if only we are given the skills and opportunity. At Jeri's House, we turn stumbling blocks into steppingstones, and obstacles into opportunities!"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940186044246
Publisher: Jeri Sue Lynn-Cooper
Publication date: 09/18/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeri lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she enjoys encouraging other individuals who are DeafBlind and running her nonprofit, Jeri’s House, Inc.
Her son, John Flud, lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Owen Lynn, her brother, lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and her sister, Diane, lives in Alabama. Her niece, Megan White, lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and is the one who unknowingly inspired Jeri to write her book.
Jeri Attends Church on the Move and loves listening to the Victory App, which is full of her favorite preachers. She enjoys rooting for the Tulsa Drillers AA baseball team as well as the University of Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the University of Tulsa Hurricanes, and the Dallas Cowboys—her favorite professional football team.
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