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L’ORÉAL Paris Women Of Worth Recognizes California’s Raja B. Marhaba

California’s Raja B. Marhaba has been selected as one of the 2019 Women of Worth Honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with The Jonathan Foundation For Children with Learning Disabilities. The foundation provides personalized support to help families with children with learning disabilities navigate special education systems. Raja is one of 10 women in the country to receive the prestigious Women of Worth award this year, for her charitable efforts that bring to life the L’Oréal Paris mission of uplifting and inspiring self-worth in others. Beginning today, the public is invited to support the 2019 Women of Worth by voting for one woman to become this year’s “National Honoree”, and receive an additional $25,000 to support her cause, for a grand total of $35,000. Each Honoree will also automatically receive $10,000, along with support via national paid media, educational and training opportunities, and a large-scale platform to share her story.

To support Raja and her important cause, vote for her to become the National Honoree by visiting, and registering with an email address to vote once a day, now through November 15, 2019.

Raja B. Marhaba

When Raja Marhaba’s two sons were diagnosed with ADHD and Learning Disabilities, she fought for their right to obtain school services – but at a great personal cost. The result was an emotional and financial toll that strained her marriage and impeded her career. Stemming from the experience and her belief that every child has the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education, Raja founded The Jonathan Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities.

The foundation raises money to fund psycho-educational assessments, allowing Raja to determine each child’s specific needs as she endeavors to heal the damage wrought by learning disabilities and a broken special education system. Since 2013, she has advocated for more than 200 children, successfully educating public schools about their unique capabilities. Raja has found that sharing her own story with the families of these children has also been a powerful source of comfort and guidance. Beyond advocating for children with learning disabilities, her work has helped heal marriages, reconnect siblings and restore hope to families.

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