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StoryCorps Phoenix: Cat Hammad, Chandra Hammad and Tamara Heins

We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.

The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy. We’ll air a conversation each Monday on KJZZ as part of the Phoenix visit.

Today, a conversation with Cat Hammad, her daughter Chandra and her friend Tamara Heins.

When she was born, the doctors told Cat that Chandra was severely disabled and would never be able to sit up, walk, or speak. However, after Cat took Chandra to a Research and Enlightenment Center, she learned how to communicate with her daughter.

Cat, Chandra and Tamara came to Story Corps Phoenix to record their story.

See more photos from StoryCorps Phoenix.

Click here to see all the StoryCorps Phoenix interviews.

To see national StoryCorp stories, click here.