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Tyler

In Client Story by BRUCE GITLIN

It was Tyler, a funeral director from Dutchess County, who arranged for the funeral of one of the law center’s beloved Deaf clients, Herman, likely an early victim of Covid. As the days passed following Herman’s death, it became increasingly …

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Karen

In Client Story by BRUCE GITLIN

Karen arrived in the United States when she was four years old. She had been living in an “Orphan House” in Russia, as her dad had died in a war, the name of which she does not know; and her …

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Luis And Thanksgiving

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

A short time ago, Luis, a young deaf man, was living in his native country in Central America. While out for a walk with his friend, a notorious gang drove by; shots were fired; and then Luis’s friend was dead. …

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Winston’s Home

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

Winston grew up with his parents in public housing in New York City. Winston is deaf and in his late twenties; has graduated high school; and is proud of his position, sorting mail, for a national mail carrier that pays …

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Drew’s Thanksgiving

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of meeting Drew, a deaf man, on the first day of his release from prison, after spending many years behind bars. Drew’s shorter sentence was extended while in prison because of altercations, …

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Patricio’s Pants

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

This is a very short story, before Thanksgiving, about Patricio’s pants. Patricio lives in a part of the city that is recognized as having a high crime rate. Despite crime in his neighborhood, Patricio is fortunate to have secured an …

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In Memory of Shamim

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

Six months ago, one of our deaf clients-Shamim-became very ill and passed away. He was humble and kind. Shamim had immigrated to the United States over twenty years ago. He lived in a shelter; and spoke limited American Sign Language …

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Anna’s Isolation

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

The Whitestone Expressway arcs toward the left after passing Citi Field and a few miles away, not far from the gray pastel exhaust of jet engines that rise from LaGuardia Airport, there is an undistinguished looking nursing home for individuals …

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Luis Stumbles

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

It appeared to be like any other Monday for Luis, last August. It was sunny; and there was a blue sky and light winds as Luis — a deaf New Yorker — emerged from a Brooklyn subway station to walk …

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Lila’s Story

In Client Story by LJC DK Admin

When Lila’s mother was pregnant, she escaped Nazi Germany and settled in Brooklyn. Lila was born a few months later. Some years after, while at home, when Lila was 12 years old, Lila’s father collapsed in front of her from …

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