People's stories

Through these revealing stories, discover how our work has helped some deafblind children and adults around the world lead better and fuller lives.

  • Muid Ahmed's story

    Muid Ahmed's story

    Muid is 15 and has partial deafblindness, physical disability and slurred speech. He lives at home in a 10 storey building with his two siblings.

  • Afsana's story

    Afsana's story

    Afsana, aged 12, was born with partial deafblindness in the village of Majhukhan, Bangladesh.

  • Brisa's story

    Brisa's story

    Brisa is 17 years old and has been deafblind from birth. She attended school near her home in Peru, but was not a confident learner due to her...

  • Anjali’s story

    Anjali’s story

    Anjali, from Bangladesh, was born with deafblindness and multisensory issues, and throughout early childhood, Anjali’s parents didn't know how to...

  • Madalina's story

    Madalina's story

    Madalina is 19 and has both hearing and visual problems. She was included in mainstream education until 2013, where she asked her parents to be...

  • Tisa's story

    Tisa's story

    Tisa is 11, and lives with her family in a small village in Narsingdi, Bangladesh. Tisa has been partially blind and totally deaf from birth.

  • Denisa's story

    Denisa's story

    After her mother contracted Rubella during pregnancy, Denisa from Romania developed congenital Rubella syndrome, causing deafblindness.

  • Gyan's story

    Gyan's story

    Gyan, a one year-old from Kenya, has multi-sensory impairments.

  • Isaya's story

    Isaya's story

    8 June 2017

    Isaya (Isaiah) Blass lives with his mother Freeda and brother Denis, who is 14 years old. As Isaya grew up, his mother thought she would never be...

  • Mwana's story

    Mwana's story

    8 June 2017

    At 12 years old, Mwana is an orphan who is deafblind. Mwana’s parents passed away when she was just 6 years old leaving her and her brother Haasan...

First published: Friday 7 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20 September 2017