I walked last year for the first time for this incredible cause. Below is who I walk for...please read Beth and Abbi’s story below....please donate if you can or join our team...plus it’s free ice cream at the end!
“Team Abbi 2020 raises money for Clarke Jacksonville in honor of previous Clarke attendee Abigail Mehaffey.
Abigail is 22 years old, profoundly deaf and intellectually disabled. Abbi began receiving speech and hearing services at Clarke at 10 months of age and received her Cochlear Implant at 23 months. She continued to receive support services and therapy until the age of 19. Due to Abbi's other disabilities sign was not the best option for her to communicate. And though not the "ideal" cochlear implant user, giving her access to sound through her implant opened the world of communication to her. Without the training and support, we received from the Clarke family she may have never learned to use her device to the best of her capabilities. We have been proud supporters of the Clarke program for the past 21 years and hope to continue to support Clarke in any way possible for years to come.”