At a time when it seems that the grace and beauty behind the words ‘it takes a village‘ has become cliche and out of touch, a story like this pops up to remind us all that there is Power in Community.
Samantha Savitz’s neighbors want the 2 year old to feel just like any other kid, even if that means they have to learn her language. Glenda and Raphael Savitz moved to Newton, Mass. in the summer of 2016, and their daughter Sam was born three months later. Tests soon revealed that Sam was deaf and, without prompting from her parents, about 20 neighbors hired an instructor to teach them American Sign Language so they could communicate with the little girl.