Hamilton Relay is pleased to announce Vanessa Magnon as the recipient of our 2020 Deaf Community Leader Award for the State of Louisiana! Vanessa’s impact on her community is both impressive and extensive.
Vanessa is an active member of both Hands and Voices and Louisiana Association for the Deaf. She has been an active participant in Life Church Deaf Ministry, Deaf Women of Faith and Breakthrough Corner. In addition, she participated in Deaf Camp and founded the Sign Language Club at the Lafayette High School, where she was a teaching assistant.
Outside of the Deaf Community, Vanessa has also been a great asset to those fighting cancer. Vanessa is a volunteer who helps individuals who are deaf navigate cancer through her video blogs about her own breast cancer experience. Her fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Cancer Fundraiser won her Woman of the Year by that foundation.
Vanessa is now a Project Coordinator at Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.
We commend Vanessa for her dedication and leadership and are proud to present her with the Hamilton Relay 2020 Deaf Community Leader Award.