[Nfbc-info] Fwd: Italian exchange student

Brandon Keith Biggs brandonkeithbiggs at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 07:33:26 UTC 2017

Do you know if she can go anywhere in CA or if she needs to be in southern
Thank you,

Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:27 AM, EverHairston via NFBC-Info <
nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Ever Lee Hairston, President
> National Federation of the Blind of California
> H: 323 654.2975
> C: 323 252.9188
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> You Can Live The Life You Want
> Begin forwarded message:
> 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
> 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
> www.mondoinsieme.it
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