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