It was the final stretch for team ASU, palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. The underdog Mzuzu team joined forces with the Nkhata Bay team to create an all-star lineup to finish gold. The Mzuzu team started the first quarter at 8 a.m. and anticipated the Nkhata Bay talent to arrive at 9 a.m. with a veteran coach who had new team synergy strategies. We continued to be undefeated as each of the 121 patients (pts) left the field with a smile on their face and 33 ears were adorned with hearing aids — the crowd went wild! Our gold medal was well deserved, as our team morale was never deflated, and jokes/positive vibes were the only things to enhance our performance. We packed up our uniforms and equipment as the students basked in the glory of completing clinical hours in Malawi.
With the end of the 2017 season, the grand total stats are as follows:
Personal record: 1628 audiology/speech pathology pts (That’s 271 touchdowns, 543 3-pointers, or 5.42 perfect bowling games!)
Medals given: Over 400 hearing aids
Batting Average: 109 pts per day
Average Service speed: 18 pts/hr
In the post-game interview, we would like to thank:
Our head coaches: Ingrid McBride, Stephanie Adamovich, and Kate Helms Tillary
Special teams: QECH Audiology, ABC Audiology, Able Kids Foundation
Our devoted fans: Friends, family, and HFH supporters
Move over Jordan, Ali, and Manning, the new G.O.A.T. is ASU HFH 2017.
Rochelle and the HFH Team