Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Neighborhood Learns Sign Language To Chat With 2-Year-Old Deaf Girl.

It's amazing how much of an effort Samantha's neighbors had put into this heartwarming endeavor.

Everyone wanted to talk to little Samantha and they learned a new language in order to do it. Glenda and Raphael Savitz were grateful by all the hard work from everyone involved and knew this would make life so much easier for their daughter.

It's amazing how much of an effort Samantha's neighbors had put into this heartwarming endeavor.

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Raphael wanted Samantha to have the very best life possible, and she is off to a good start.

The Savitzs have tried giving Samantha all of the opportunities available in order to ensure their little girl will have a great life. What the neighbors did for the family was a great addition to the foundation they are building for her. Samantha had been working with Sarah Honigfeld at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham since she was three months old. Honigfeld watched as Samantha went from a shy toddler to a role model for her fellow students.

Raphael wanted Samantha to have the very best life possible, and she is off to a good start.

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Honigfeld was particularly touched and inspired by the efforts of the entire neighborhood.

Usually, kids with hearing impairments are sent to a deaf school that's hours away in order to learn how to function in “their” community. She only wishes that other deaf children had the same opportunities.

Honigfeld was particularly touched and inspired by the efforts of the entire neighborhood.

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The Newton neighborhood is in a class of its own thanks to their ability to sign for little Samantha.

Samantha will never have to feel like an outcast in this neighborhood because everyone she meets on the street or at a store is able to greet her using sign language. This is a rare treat that the Savitzs will never take for granted.

The Newton neighborhood is in a class of its own thanks to their ability to sign for little Samantha.

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They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that’s what this neighborhood seems to be doing.

Oh sure, Samantha has her parents. But Samantha will certainly benefit from community members who are more like an extended surrogate family. Together, they’ll help her to continue to develop, to grow and most importantly, to express herself.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that’s what this neighborhood seems to be doing.

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