Help Holly Publish Her Book!!!
Holly is writing her auto biography, telling her story of growing up with no voice, yet having so much to say! You can help with fundraising by donating here. The publisher wants to see that people are interested in Holly's book launch, so by sharing your email we can send you updates! Thanks for following her story and supporting her message of love!
Holly Forlenza Has Never Spoken A Word
But she certainly has much to say. Diagnosed a the age of 2 with "severe mental retardation" and has never been able to express herself verbally. In 2011, Holly met Dr. Christi Kasa, an expert on Facilitated Communication, who recognized that Holly did indeed have literary skills even though she could not speak. Through years of patience and practice, Holly now types on an iPad with the assistance of her aids to express a message of love, hope and resilience.
Holly and her mother, Eileen Forlenza, share Holly's story with community groups, associations and corporations to inspire and advocate for others who are unable to speak. Holly's passion is to be a teacher of love and remind us all about tolerance, acceptance and gratitude.
Visit often to enjoy blogs, songs, quotes, art, insight and inspiration by this amazing woman.
Book Holly to speak....
Holly and Eileen speak regularly in front of women's organizations, church groups and disability advocacy societies.