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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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Dom And Jan-Permanent Residents

In Other by LJC DK Admin

There was never a question how much pride my grandmother felt in having immigrated from Belfast, Ireland to become a citizen of the United States. We never spoke about the naturalization process, but my grandmother’s Certificate of Citizenship, dated July …

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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 News 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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2016 Annual Benefit

In News by LJC DK Admin

Our Annual Benefit will be held on December 5th, 2016 at The New York Athletic Club. Please support our work as we advance the civil rights of deaf New Yorkers. Link For Invitation Link For Response Card Thank you as …

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