Sada Imran was born deaf, but has mastered communication and education on her way to achieving her dream career in the medical field.
The 2016 Skyline High School graduate, who recently finished her first year at Washtenaw Community College on her way to transferring to Rochester Institute of Technology, will personally tell her story to those gathered at the Student Advocacy Center at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 5.
The annual SAC fundraiser to support the center’s efforts to help remarkable and challenged students like the 19-year-old Imran will be the perfect context for her tale of perseverance and achievement with district personnel, family members, and friends and her back supporting her efforts.
Throughout her childhood, Imran went through the district’s deaf and hard of hearing program throughout her elementary and middle school years under the tutelage of Washtenaw Intermediate School District staff at before joining the rest of her Skyline classmates in the mainstream student body.
“I appreciate the (DHH program) because it really helped me get ready and focus on myself,” said Sada. “The program was supportive in many different ways. It allowed me to get on my feet to the path of becoming independent, But at one point, I was ready to leave and wanted to explore the real world. My dream and goals were to always become more independent, and I did, and I prevailed. I got to experience the real world. I’m more independent, do the things I want, have more freedoms.”
The fundraiser will be held at Washtenaw Community College’s Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor.
For more background on Imran, reflection from SAC Executive Director Peri Stone-Palmquist, and information on where to get tickets and how much they cost visit the Ann Arbor Public Schools website at this embedded link, where there’s also a video of Imran speaking to AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis.
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