Translators Needed

Translators Needed

Are you fluent in a foreign language? PRF needs your help!  

 
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As of June 8th, 2016, there are 135 children living with Progeria, from 46 countries, speaking 32 different languages. PRF strives to keep in touch with all the families, offering support and up-to-date medical information. Language should not be a barrier to our communicating with each and every family!

Imagine the isolation, fear and frustration they may feel, not only because their child has a rare disease shared by only a handful of others in the world, but also because they cannot understand what is available to them, such as treatment recommendations to give their child a better quality of life, and clinical studies that are vital to treatment trials. You can help bridge that gap for them.

If you, or someone you know can volunteer to translate our newsletter, documents and letters into the following languages, please contact us at translation@progeriaresearch.org

IMMEDIATE NEED for the following languages: Chinese Mandarin, Indonesian, and Vietnamese

Continuing need for Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Kannada, Russian, Tajik, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil.

Many of our translators have been with PRF since our foundation was formed in 1999. They are truly a valuable part of our volunteer force, but we need more of you as our work progresses and the number of families grows as awareness of progeria and PRF continues to spread throughout the world.

If you are fluent in a language that is not listed here, please contact us; we'd be delighted to add you to our ever-growing translator database.

Download our Volunteer Application here:

Translator Application

   Translator Application

Please return your completed translator application to:

translation@progeriaresearch.org or fax to (978) 535-5849.
You may also mail directly to our office:

The Progeria Research Foundation
PO Box 3453
Peabody, MA 01961
Don't hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions

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Meet some of our Translators

In Appreciation of our PRF Translators

Our translators are truly a vital part of the PRF family. We would be unable to communicate with many Progeria families around the world without their help. We would like to periodically introduce a few of our translators as a means to share our appreciation for their services.

We are so fortunate to have over 400 translators on our volunteer team speaking 25 different languages!

Check back soon when we will highlight several different translators!!!

First name: Pelin
Language translated: Turkish
Country where you live: Turkey
How long you have translated for PRF: Since 2005

Comments you would like to share: Helping the PRF means a lot to me. It means being a part of a family which consists of wonderful people who devote their time, energy and help the beautiful children with Progeria in every way they can. I am proud of being a part of this family since 2005.  I wholeheartedly believe that together we will find the cure. 

First name:  Mihoko
Language translated:  Japanese
Country where you live: United States
How long you have translated for PRF: Since 2008

Comments you would like to share:  I am honored to be in a team of dedicated translators. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your continuous efforts to help children with Progeria and their loved ones and to find a cure for Progeria.

 

First name: Benjamin
Language translated: French
Country where you live: France
How long you have translated for PRF:  Since  May 2005

Comments you would like to share: It's fulfilling to know that somehow, no matter how little, we are helping in making a difference.

 

First name: Kana
Language translated: Japanese
Country where you live:  United States
How long you have translated for PRF: Since March 2008

Comments you would like to share: It's really nice that I've got an opportunity to work as a translator for PRF. I hope to be able to help the organization as much as I can.

 

First name:  Aylin
Language translated: Turkish
Country where you live:  United States
How long you have translated for PRF: Since 2009

Comments you would like to share: Comments you would like to share: PRF is a significant organization, and I am willing to help them, the wonderful kids and their families in every way I can.

First name: Joe
Language translated: Italian, French, Spanish
Country where you live:  United States
How long you have translated for PRF: Since 2008

Comments you would like to share: I am honored to contribute in some way in this battle.

 

First name:   Vera
Language translated:  Romanian
Country where you live:  Canada
How long you have translated for PRF:  Since 2006

Comments you would like to share: wish these children all the best in the world!

 

First name:   Astrid
Language translated:  Dutch
Country where you live:  Denmark
How long you have translated for PRF:  Since 2007

Comments you would like to share: I am happy to contribute in my small way. I hope that there will one day be a cure for this rare, but devastating disease.

 

 

First name:   Gisela
Language translated:  Spanish
Country where you live:  United States
How long you have translated for PRF:  Since 2008

 

 

 

First name:   Alex
Language translated:  Portuguese
Country where you live:  Canada
How long you have translated for PRF:  Since 2009

Comments you would like to share: I enjoy translating for PRF because I believe there is nothing more important than contributing to an important cause.

 

 Read about our Previously Highlighted Translators

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