Rebecca Alexander, LCSW-R, MPH, is a psychotherapist who came to national prominence with the release of her book Not Fade Away: a Memoir of Senses Lost & Found in which she shares her journey with vision and hearing loss due to Usher syndrome type III. Her powerful philosophy of positive thinking, physical and emotional well being, and perseverance have made her a frequent motivational speaker at corporate and nonprofit events.
Rebecca began losing her vision and hearing as a teenager due to Usher syndrome type III, a rare genetic disorder, and now has just 10 degrees of vision (a normally-sighted person has 180 degrees), and is completely deaf without the use of a hearing aid and a cochlear implant. Her determination to live a rich and meaningful life while achieving her goals, is inspiring people with and without disabilities across the globe. For more information on Rebecca Alexander, check out www.rebalexander.com.