Juana is part of the deaf class at Emanuel House in the afternoons. She was born healthy, but at the age of 9 months contracted Meningitis. Now she is able to hear some and speak some, but cannot fully do either. Otherwise healthy, Juana is very sweet and smiles a lot. Her mom describes her as being very obedient and respectful. Juana lives with her mom, nephew and two sisters. Her dad is not an active part in her life. Juana’s mom is a Christian and believes in the possible success of her daughter in spite of her disabilities. To support the family, her mom cooks and cleans. Juana was schooled through 2nd grade where she stayed for 5 years. Since she couldn’t read though, her mom was forced to remove her from school. Juana lives in a house that has 2 beds and floods inside when it rains. She loves playing with her friends and doing people hair. Her favorite color is pink.
Current Age: 19 years old
Location: Emanuel House