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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
October 6, 2009

The Deaf Family Literacy Academy has helped my family communicate with our deaf daughter. In my family, we all have the gift of hearing. Our daughter Zoe was born with both vision impairment and profound deafness. The Deaf Family Literacy Academy sent a deaf teacher to our home. my family learned so much this summer. We were truly on our way to learning ASL. This is the only way of communication we will have to bond with Zoe. It is unfortunate that the program lacks the funding to continue to provide us with this help. Our deaf teacher, Cindy, was our only connection to the deaf culture. Now what? How can families like mine receive the help they need? Please help fund this great cause. We are living proof that the organization has the power to change lives. Let's continue to keep NPOs like the Deaf Family Literacy Academy alive!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a very personal way. My daughter has mastered about five signs...she is one and a half.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire more tutors in the Miami Area.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Talking and working with a deaf person. Getting first hand experience with ASL. Trying to find a common ground with my daughter.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely nice and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help my daughter to communicate with her sisters and parents.

Ways to make it better...

The services aren't interrupted due to budget constraints.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and distance

One thing I'd also say is that...

I"m grateful for what I 've learned this summer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I received ASL tutoring in order to communicate with my deaf daughter, Zoe.