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Emma Faye went profoundly deaf at the age of three. She has spent her life turning a disability into an ability. Emma Faye is an internationally known role model for the (D)deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) community and founder to nonprofit organization, Aid the Silent which is a system of support for economically disadvantaged deaf/HOH children and teens to reach their full potential and live life more richly by providing funds for resources, ministry, research and education.

Emma Faye was crowned Miss San Antonio 2015 & 2017 and placed Top 4 in Miss Texas 2017. She was named 2018 San Antonio’s Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ) and Governor Greg Abbott appointed her to serve a second term on the Texas Governor’s Committee on people with Disabilities until 2022. Morgan’s Wonderland placed her on their Wall of Fame as an individual who has gone above and beyond to do great things for people with special needs and she was chosen as Oticon People’s Choice Advocacy Winner. January 2022, Rotary Club of San Antonio announced Emma as Outstanding Young San Antonian of the year.

She and her trusty side-kicked Service Dog, Hank, are on a PBS child’s video series called “Hank & Emma Faye” to teach children sign language, kindness and inclusivity which recently won a Regional Emmy.

Emma Faye travels all around the country speaking at business conventions, school, ministries, churches and conferences sharing her story of redemption and letting others know about the programs Aid the Silent offers. She is the primary fundraiser and Executive Director of Aid the Silent as well as a mission staff member for Deaf Young Life.