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When meningitis left Valerie Shirley’s son, Musab, deaf at 5 months old, she learned sign language, eventually became an ASL teacher and co-founding the Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community -MDMC as a result. Her profile is just one in a series featuring Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota produced in partnership with Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
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