Latest Deafblindness Stories

2014-05-14 08:27:25

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We want to leave the world a better place," said Keller Johnson-Thompson, announcing a three-year program supporting North Carolina surf camps for visual and hearing impaired children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87298Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/87299 Johnson-Thompson is the great-grand niece of Helen Keller, and serves as Vice President of the Helen Keller Foundation in...

2014-05-05 08:27:24

Congenital Deafblindness is Robbing 6-year-old of Sight and Sound PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents' worst nightmares are that something is wrong with their children. In the case of Henry Norton, his parents, Kim and Philip, knew from birth he was deaf but at age 5 Henry started losing his vision. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140504/83963 Henry has Usher Syndrome Type 2c: hereditary deafblindness. Usher Syndrome is rare, but Type 2c is rarer...

2013-06-27 23:16:24

Helen Keller's birth anniversary offers an opportunity to examine a global mission, a unique partnership and the transformative power of education. Watertown, Mass. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 On June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, a baby girl was born. Her life forever altered how the world understands “disability.” The bright baby girl became blind and deaf before the age of two, but her teacher helped Helen Keller unlock the brilliance that would inspire all of humanity. Today, the...

2012-05-24 23:00:42

Deaf-Blindness didn't stop with Helen Keller. People who experience combined vision and hearing losses are in need of highly specialized services. The Helmsley Trust's gift of $6 million will substantially increase the number of professionals capable of working with this unique population. (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) has received a $6 million gift from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Operated by Helen...

2011-05-11 08:28:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As many of you are aware, Marlee Matlin has the unique distinction of having raised a record breaking $986,000 on a recent episode of The Celebrity Apprentice ("The Art of the Deal" aired on April 3, 2011), more funds than has ever been raised for charity in a single event on any television show. Donald Trump donated an additional $14,000 to make the contribution an even million. The money was donated to her charity of choice, The Starkey Hearing...

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