[Nfbc-info] Fwd: Italian exchange student

EverHairston ever.hairston at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 14:27:15 UTC 2017

Ever Lee Hairston, President
National Federation of the Blind of California
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From: Margherita Mazzetti <mmazzetti at mondoinsieme.it>
Date: February 8, 2017 at 1:53:25 AM PST
To: "ever.hairston at gmail.com" <ever.hairston at gmail.com>
Subject: Italian exchange student

Dear Mrs Hairston,
My name is Margherita Mazzetti and I work for an Exchange Program in Italy called Mondo Insieme. We promote Cultural exchanges together with our American partners, ASSE International Student Exchange Program, based in Laguna Beach, CA.
We are looking for an American family who would like to host a 16 year old girl, whose dream is to come and attend an American High School in the States for one academic year. Gaia, this is her name, has been selected by her teachers and by us and is willing to start her experience. The family should provide her with a bed and include her in family meals.
She will live as an integrated member of the family, she will take upon the same duties and responsibilities. Gaia comes with full medical insurance and with their own pocket money for movie tickets, toiletries, souvenirs, etc.
Unfortunately Gaia is partially sighted and this is the reason why we are addressing to your federation which deals with people who has this kind of handicap, hoping you can find among your contacts, a family for her. She has a standard disease (a macular degeneration), she doesn’t need medication, she only takes some vitamins and supplements and she must wear sunglasses. She needs to use an I-pad, to study on e-books or sheets with big types and she needs some help at school in reading the blackboard.
Even though she has to deal with this disease, she conducts a normal life and has many hobbies such as swimming, dancing, singing and boxing. Here attached the letter she has written to her future American host family.
Hosting her would be also for the family an enriching cultural experience, they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
Would you consider helping us to provide this girl with such a unique experience?
Thanks in advance for your kind attention and I hope to hear from you soon.
Best regards,

Margherita Mazzetti / Exchange Students Program 
mmazzetti at mondoinsieme.it

Via Castiglione, 35 - 40124 Bologna - Italia 
Tel.: +39 051 656 9257 / Fax: +39 051 291 4042 



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