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Why We Are #Thankful

The Bookshare community is amazing. It’s over 370,000 people strong with an even larger cast of parents, teachers, and supporters. They live in over seventy countries and read more than a million and a half books every year. They dream big, accomplish great things, and live life to its fullest. The holiday season is a time for thanks, and we at Bookshare are thankful for this community. Let’s meet some of them.

Jessica and Lily PrestLily loves to read, especially books about horses. She didn’t always like reading though. In fact, Lily disliked it because of her dyslexia. That changed when she started using Bookshare, and her mom, Jessica, tweeted, “A year ago, she hated to read. Today, she finished a twenty-five-page chapter book!”


Amber SteetAmber 
loves gripping cover-up stories and Jim Marrs novels. There’s something about conspiracies that gets her going. She devours books in braille and wants to help others learn how to read. She is preparing to become a teacher of the visually impaired.

 

Photo of Tim Hornik and Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Timothy knows about service. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom where he lost his vision to sniper fire. Today, he serves returning veterans by helping them make successful transitions to school and civilian life through technology training and peer support.
Two hands with hearts and caption that says it's time for giving

 

Thank you to Lily, Amber, Timothy, and all members who make Bookshare the amazing community that it is. This holiday season, consider the Bookshare community in your end-of-year giving on Giving Tuesday or make a tax-deductible donation today!

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