Emily and her family participated in JTC’s International summer session program.  Recently, Emily reached out to let us know of all the amazing things she has been up to since her time at…

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Samantha is a charming 12-year-old girl with bilateral hearing loss who loves school and playing sports. Samantha was diagnosed profoundly deaf at birth after failing her hearing screening test three…

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Born in California in1999, when hearing tests were optional for a newborn, Connor Silver’s parents were told he was in perfect health. As the months passed, though, the signs pointed…

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I didn’t speak for the first year and a half of my life.  In fact, I didn’t really make any sounds at all like a usual baby.  The fact that…

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Wendy Vincent (Johnson), a JTC alumna from the ’60s and ’70s, has been working for the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service Office for more than 25…

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Sammy Fujii

“When we first got a diagnosis of severe hearing loss, I was worried – what would the future hold for her?“ Today, Sammy is thriving – and celebrating after having…

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Renee Lucero

An alum of our Parent-Infant program, Renee Polanco Lucero, Ph.D., LSLS Cert., AVEd, has a hearing loss since birth and is bimodal, using a hearing aid in her left ear…

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Gina and Sara

Gina Cooper was looking for answers when she made the journey from British Columbia to Los Angeles with her daughter Sara to attend JTC’s International Summer Sessions in 2014. She…

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Krysta and John

Krysta and John met in John Tracy’s preschool in 1994, and the two became fast friends, “doing everything together” when their families started carpooling. After John moved to the East…

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Nathan Sevigny

Alumnus Nathan Sevigny generously shared with us what JTC has meant to him. This is his story. “The other day, I came across an old brochure that I hadn’t seen…

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