Consumer Highlight: Kevin Kopf-The INDATA Project Volunteer of the Year

Kevin was born in in Indianapolis, Indiana and was raised with 2 sisters, one who is his twin. He was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy and has autism. In 2015, he graduated from Carmel High School. He then went to the University of Indianapolis and majored in Earth Science and graduated in […]

Consumer Highlight: Shanese Simmons

Shanese Simmons was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1994. After high school, she went to Ivy Tech in Gary, but decided to move to Indianapolis for a job with Finish Line. She later went to Davenport University in Merrillville, Indiana and graduated with two associates degree, one […]

Consumer Highlight: Debbie Bronson

Debbie Bronson was born in Arlington, Virginia. When she was a baby, her mom divorced her dad and moved back to Indiana to be with her family and Debbie never met her father. Her mother raised her in Marion, Indiana out in the country. When she was 3, her mother remarried and her stepfather adopted her. Debbie said, […]

Consumer Highlight: Melissa Lopez

Melissa Lopez is a mother of four children and a published author of over twenty books. She was also completely blind until age twenty-two. She was born blind due to lattice dystrophy, a rare corneal disease, which wasn’t diagnosed until she was in middle school. It is a disease of the eye where there is […]

Consumer Highlight: Frank Kontor

Frank Kontor was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He graduated from high school in Gary and then attended Purdue University Calumet Campus (Purdue-Cal). His late wife attended the same high school, although he didn’t really know her as she was a few years younger than him. One night when he was in school at Purdue-Cal, […]

Consumer Highlight: Daniel Mayberry

Daniel Mayberry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and was in 16 different foster homes growing up. He went to the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis and graduated in 1979. He told me that the foster homes that he was placed in were always hearing families and he often felt very left out. He […]