Cheryl Esquilin has been brailling for ABLE since 2011 after taking a rigorous braille course. For a while Cheryl would volunteer at the office late May through early November and then braille the other half of the year from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Well, now she brailles from St. Thomas all year round! Cheryl is one of our award winners for 2017 giving over 2,000 hours.
Sue Roberts, another braillist from afar, brailled from Tennessee for a long time but recently relocated with her husband to Florida and yet she continues to braille for us. We are very grateful to Sue not only for her generosity in giving over 1,000 hours in braille transcription since 2011 but also for her efforts in procuring a $2,000 community grant from her past employer, IBM, in recognition of her volunteerism with ABLE.