Adelina Memishi 2020
Adelina Memishi, originally from Albania, is losing her vision to retinitis pigmentosa. In spite of having to learn English and braille as a child, she graduated with high grades from high school. She is the first in her family to attend college but had to drop out to take care of her dying father and help her mother. Her dad lost his health battle and now Adelina is ready to go back to school but needs assistance with tuition and a special low vision computer and software. With a hand up from the Bettie Brand Fund, she will return to school as soon as possible, equipped with low vision aids and her indomitable spirit.