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Sherry’s Story: Making Things Easier for Mitchell

Sherry, an HKSB vision rehab therapist, made a house call to Mitchell, bringing him adaptive equipment that will help put his daily life in focus.

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Steve’s Story: Making the Business World His World

Steve just wanted to feel useful—but now he’s so much more. He has become the “go-to guy” at Enterprise Process Service.

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Marshall’s Story: A New Lease on Life

Marshall’s vision loss forced him to give up the work he loved. At HKSB, he got the training he needed to make a fresh start.

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George’s Story: A Dream Renewed

Thanks to his mobility and technology training at HKSB, George is ready to reclaim his music career.

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Erick’s Story: A Summer in Public Service

Erick put his soft skills and computer training to work as an intern in the Bronx Borough President’s Office.

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Angelo’s Story: A Source of Pride

When Angelo lost his vision 20 years ago, he never could have imagined that today he’d be a professional business manager.

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Emmanuel’s Story: Getting in the Mix

Emmanuel’s internship in audio production took him behind the scenes in the music industry.

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Emilio’s Story: New Skills for a New Chapter

Emilio first came to HKSB as a child; now he’s getting the assistive technology training he needs to advance his career.

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Rose’s Story: Teaching by Example

Rose’s students learn a lot at HKSB’s Assistive Technology Center, but perhaps their greatest lesson comes from seeing their teacher in action. During her 51-year career, Rose has never let her vision loss stand in her way.

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