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Hi I'm Debbie

I am an athletic trainer. I love teaching sports medicine. I am a wife, a mother of 2 boys. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My dad was in the Air Force, my mom is Japanese. I have lived in Arizona, Japan, California, Nevada, Alaska, Utah and Washington. I love doing crafts, out door activities, being a mom of 2 very energetic boys, a wife, a high school teacher and an athletic trainer (sports medicine). I was always injured playing sports so I decided to go to nursing school. Half way through I realized that the classes were not for me so I took a sports medicine class and loved it. It was what I wanted to pursue. I love helping people and love medicine and the two combined perfectly. I get to watch sports for free!

Why I am a Mormon

The Air Force moved my family to Las Vegas when I was 5 years old. I made friends with a family down the street. We played together after school daily. One day my friend asked if I could go to primary with them. I asked my Dad (who was an inactive member of the LDS church) if I could go. My dad said sure. I started going regularly after that. My friends family was very active and did many activities that I attended with them. From these activities I started attending more than primary, Sunday School and Sacrament meetings were added to my weekly schedules. On day, home teachers came to our home and visited us every month until my dad got transferred to Alaska. Before we moved, during one of the home teacher visits I felt the need to ask my dad to get baptized. The home teachers over heard that request and told my dad and I the steps we needed to take for this to happen. Within a week I had my interview with the bishop and was scheduled to get baptized at the stake baptism. I got baptized 3 weeks before I turned 12. I have never regretted that decision and have stayed an active member of the church to this day. I know that I can make a difference by my example. Working at a high school in sports medicine I have meet lots of people. I know that they are all children of our Heavenly Father and I can show them that no matter who they are someone cares about them.

How I live my faith

Working in the high school I have made many friends within the church and out of the church. I live by my example such as no swearing in the training room, respect those around you, love all people because Heavenly Father love everyone. I want to exemplify this characteristic and love the high school athletes that I work with. I let them know that I am there for them. I also have great faith in my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. They have given me a positive outlook which helps me when I am working with the high school students. I also try to be the best person I can around my husband and kids. Knowing that my family is forever gives me great comfort. I love my family.