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USH Ambassador for Mississippi

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Transcript: Hi USH family! Danay Trest from Mississippi. I'm currently serving as a board member for the Usher Syndrome Coalition and I'm the ambassador for the state of Mississippi. I also serve on a couple of non-profit organizations at the state level, which are the Deafblind Community of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Hearing/Vision project.

If you know of anyone, or yourself, that needs some assistance or a sense of direction "Where do I go to from here ?" - or just need someone to talk to, please - by all means - feel free to reach out to me. I know what it's like feeling alone. I dealt with that for over 21 years until I finally said I can't handle this anymore by myself. I wish I could have been where I am today even 10 years ago, but nevertheless, always know you're not alone. We're here for you.

We love you. We're going to support you all the way. Thank you! Have a great day.         

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Resources for Mississippi

  • The mission of DBCM is to promote the social well-being of the DeafBlind, Deaf, and Blind communities in Mississippi.

  • Provides free telecommunication evaluation, equipment, and training to children and adults with significant vision and hearing loss who qualify. iCanConnect is a national program authorized under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.

  • Program and services for youth and adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

  • Provides technical assistance to individuals with combined vision and hearing loss between the ages of birth and 21 years.

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