As a neighbor, volunteer, and donor – Susan Jones leads by example and gives back to the community she loves.
As a neighbor, volunteer, and donor – Susan Jones leads by example and gives back to the community she loves. Susan is also blind, but that doesn’t stop her from spending some of her afternoons reading to children from Braille books or doing administrative help at Mary Rigg. She also knows that “if we don’t invest in our children, we’re going to be in trouble.”
Growing up for Susan was challenging. She went to a school for the blind when she was younger, but then had to adjust to a public college where she was typically the only blind person in a group or class. “You know, it was hard, but you know, I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s what I wanted to do. I want to do something good in this world. I want it to be better when I leave than it was when I came.”
And, at Mary Rigg, Susan is making a difference in people’s lives. The children enjoy her jovial personality, her smile, and the books that she brings. They love touching the Braille letters, and hearing Miss Susan read words where there aren’t any letters. They are fascinated. And fascination leads to exploration. Exploration leads to learning. And learning leads to anything.
We are incredibly lucky and grateful to Miss Susan for all the many ways she contributes to Mary Rigg.