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Category: New Heights Newsletter Holiday 2019

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Brent Williams is a Wayfinder

Meet our newest board chair, Elworth (Brent) Williams, Jr.,  City National Bank’s senior vice president and regional manager. How do you bring Wayfinder Family Services’ mission to life? I have served on the Board of Wayfinder for several years, and this year I became the board chair. I now get to work more closely with the…

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From the Archives

The Year: 1958 The People: Actress and musician, Jayne Mansfield and children from Foundation for the Junior Blind (now Wayfinder Family Services). The Moment: Jayne Mansfield greets guests at a holiday party for children with visual impairments.

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Wayfinder is Home for the Holidays

Did you know? Many of the children in our residential programs call Wayfinder home during the holiday season. Thanks to your support, our young residents can enjoy these special Wayfinder moments: A Gift from Santa Just two days before Christmas, 5-year-old Sharon was removed from her home due to extreme neglect and placed in The…

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Paying it Forward to a New Generation

“I had wonderful teachers who knew I was going to be successful,” says Caitlin Hernandez, graduate of Wayfinder’s Blind Babies Foundation early intervention program and teacher of children with disabilities. “I want to pay this forward.” Caitlin, now age 29, was born blind. “I have light perception but no functional vision,” she explains. When Caitlin…

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Elizabeth’s Path to Independence

“Before Elizabeth was born, I had never met a blind person,” says Gina, Elizabeth’s mother. Back then, Gina and her husband, Greg, wondered, How should we play with Elizabeth? Should we limit her activities? What will her life be like when she grows up? Wayfinder was there with the answers. When Elizabeth was 6 weeks…

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