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Dearborn special needs student receives key to her future
Suprise for Sumaya

Jul 14, 2023 Posted in: Uncategorized

Three photos of woman receiving a wheelchair accessible van from community members

Born in Yemen with multiple congenital anomalies and scoliosis, Sumaya tells a story of dreaming big and succeeding against all odds. And when her community rallied to support her, they were able to make her biggest dream of all become a reality. That dream was to have a wheelchair accessible vehicle of her own to enjoy the community she loves, a community that loves her just as much.

CBS Detroit shared how a compassionate high school teacher, two local businesses, and an entire community came together to help make Sumaya’s dream come true. When we surprised her with her accessible vehicle this week and asked her where she will go first with her van, Sumaya was quick to reply, “Starbucks.” If you’re looking for something to make your heart smile, check out Sumaya’s story below.