This past week’s election seems to have ignited a multitude of bright shining moments – moments that have touched others in a deep, hopeful manner.
This particular story was on Indianapolis’ Channel 8…
On Tuesday night November 4th in Grant Park in Chicago thousands of people watched as President Elect Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech.
“And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices,” Obama said.
Also there to hear President Elect Obama’s speech was Lisa Warren of Indianapolis. Warren was called on by the Obama campaign to interpret his speech for the deaf.
“There’s nothing else that I could ever do in life that’s going to compare to that moment,” Warren said.
Warren signed every word and emotion, “You could see it on my face, you could see it with my body language the emotion that was coming out of him.”
Warren is a certified interpreter with years of experience.
“If you would have asked me would I have ever interpret for the president or let alone be in a moment in time where history was made,” Warren said.
Even before Warren could talk she spoke with her hands, “American Sign Language is my first language because both my parents are deaf. So I’ve been signing since probably about 10 months old.”
Warren is no stranger to the Obama campagin. She signed for Vice President Elect Joe Biden. Warren even signed at an event with future first lady Michelle Obama in Fishers.
When President Elect Obama campaigned at the Indiana State Fairgrounds she was there at his side.
“He is signing I love you to a group of ten deaf folks that were there,” Warren said.