Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Occupation: Administrative Assistant/Part-time Student at UMSL
Nominated by: Her work colleague Leslee S. who writes, “Ammarra is the most generous person I know. She is kind and genuine to everyone she encounters – in person or on the telephone! You hear her goodness!! Lately, she has been experiencing headaches and back and shoulder pain possibly due to the repetition of her role as the Registar at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center. She is tenacious in her job and has recently gone back to school at UMSL for her BA degree in Leadership. Her love of family, music (her heritage – grandfather was Chuck Berry!!) and all her friends is contagious! I’m a better person because of her.”
Background: Ammarra first started wearing glasses when she was in middle school around age 12. Wearing contact lenses was uncomfortable for Ammarra so she has chosen to wear glasses for much of her life. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, Ammarra has found wearing her glasses somewhat challenging as they frequently fog up due to mask wearing. She has also noticed that wearing glasses can cause a pressure on the back of her ear and says she’s just “over” glasses.
Ammarra’s job requires her to use a computer for most of her eight-hour shift and then once she’s home she dons the hat of a full-time student which has only added to her eye strain. She believes having LASIK will help her everyday quality of life to be able to see when she wakes up in the morning to function without the crutch of her glasses and to be able to drive at night, something she’s being avoiding lately as the glares of headlights have been bothering her.
* The information shared by the See the Good finalists or the person nominating them cannot be fully factually verified by Brinton Vision and is the sole responsibility of the person stating the information.