Rosalyn and Jack Gannon were recipients of the prestigious International Solidarity Merit Award, First Class, given by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), at the WFD Congress on July 24th. This award was in recognition of their work to preserve the history of Deaf people around the world. Jack is the author of 3 books, the most recent: World Federation of the Deaf: A History debuts this month at the WFD Congress in Durban, South Africa. Throughout all of his writing endeavors his wife Rosalyn has been by his side as his partner and behind the scenes assistant. They make a formidable pair, a dynamic duo, whose commitment and perseverance enlighten the world about the history and accomplishments of Deaf people globally.
Summarized from the National Association of the Deaf at http://bit.ly/qGx2RL. Photo courtesy of Migalida Harney.