Cynthia Bauer

A adult female and a young Kenyan girl holding large containers of water above their heads.

Headed to Indonesia to be part of Global Change for People with Disabilities!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 28, 2016

Hi friends, Just a note to let you know I’ll be traveling to Jakarta Indonesia on August 1st to participate in a global leadership gathering. This happens only once every 10 years so I am especially grateful to be selected from the thousands nominated. I will be among 1,000 participants from 160 different countries, coming together to…

An adult woman showing a group of boys how to play guitar.

Celebrating Life as We reach a Milestone of Grief

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 9, 2016

Dear Friends, Today is the first anniversary of my father’s death. As I reflect on his life and the hole his absence leaves us, I also think about how his life continues to be a part of impacting thousands of children with disabilities. One way we are changing lives, is through my dad’s involvement in my personal…

A yellow moon reflects light over the dark night sky and the ocean below it.

Shining Light in the Darkness… Using Disability to Inspire Others!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 1, 2015

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ~ John 1:5   Dear Friends, I hate that darkness comes so early, but it makes for a beautiful moonrise.  This was my thought as I watched the 5 pm lunar glow emerging over the lake in my backyard.  It reminded me…

Cynthia Bauer smiling, surrounded by a group of smiling young boys.

Recent Kenya Trip – A Reminder of Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 14, 2015

Dear friends, I’m back from a very full trip to Kenya.  It was emotional and beautiful to be showered with love and condolences from the wonderful children and teachers I haven’t seen for 1 ½ years.  I often feel undeserving of it all.  When I get to see them it is such a blessing but…

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If It Had Not Been for Bauer…

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 10, 2015

“You have been a faithful and peaceful tree in whose branches we have built our nests… We all loved you but God loved you more.”  (Quote from the condolence card given by the kids at the Gede Special School Patty Prasada-Rao reflections on the Gede Special School ceremony honoring Kupenda and Cynthia’s deceased father… “Bauer”…

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