Parents of children with disabilities often have compounded fears about their future. Panelists share their insights surrounding these fears, with a particular emphasis on how to cultivate freedom from fear of the future in order to enjoy life with our families now.
Rev. Anthony Yazge is the pastor of St. George Orthodox Church in Fishers, IN. He also has overseen the Teen SOYO Special Olympics Camp for 20 years which he founded along with his cousin when they were teens over 40 years ago. He is widowed and the father of three. His undergraduate degree is in Special Education which prepared him to be a better parent to his son Mark who has Special Needs.
Natalie Kapeluck Nixon is the Director of Youth & YA Ministries for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Her office developed a college student mission trip to work with special needs orphans in Ukraine as well as the St. Nicholas Special Needs Parish Ministry Initiative. She has been married to her husband Ethan for 17 years and they have a very energetic 14 year old, Theo - who lives with Down Syndrome.