Adam is the very first graduate of Child’s Voice! He was kind enough to share his story with Child’s Voice families recently to help with the annual request for support. Here’s Adam’s update, in his own words.
“My name is Adam. This April, I am very busy wrapping up the spring semester of my junior year at Marquette University, working at my internship with the Milwaukee City Hall and preparing for an exciting summer. I’m active at Marquette with the College Radio station, intramural soccer and I was a member of the Marquette Downhill Ski Team! I enjoy spending time with my friends, going to movies and making the most of college life…and I am profoundly deaf.
I learned to listen and speak at Child’s Voice when I was only four years old. I was part of the very first class at Child’s Voice. When you’re little, everyone tells you that you can be anything you want when you grow up, that you can do any job, achieve any goal…I was no different, because of the skills I learned at Child’s Voice. I could hear because of my cochlear implant, but I could listen in class and be successful with the language I developed because of attending Child’s Voice.
I plan to pursue something in public relations, hopefully sports related, after graduation. The amazing support I’ve received from my family, a lot of hard work on my end and the foundation built at Child’s Voice all contributed to my success. I know, first-hand, the difference it makes to attend Child’s Voice. I hope you will help other kids, like me, learn to listen and speak and become anything they want when they grow up.
Thank you for supporting Child’s Voice and the many children impacted by their work every day. I know that you’ll be hearing from my fellow alumni as we graduate and begin working, starting families and giving back to our communities. I guarantee you’ll be hearing from me!“