We are a blended family comprised of my husband Enrique, myself and our 7 children (our oldest three daughters residing in Minnesota). Our youngest is our 5 year old Juanito, born with bilateral profound deafness. Further testing confirming the diagnosis of Usher’s Syndrome 1f, a rare genetic disorder affecting 1 out of 600,000 children in the world, causing deaf blindness in children as young as 10, along with lack of vestibular function. I serve Spanish speaking families in my role as a GBYS Parent Guide. I have a BS degree in Criminal Justice Administration, a Master’s of Arts in Secondary Education and a Master’s of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction, which of the latter two I wish I may utilize in making a difference in educating and advocating for Spanish speaking families with deaf or hard of hearing children.