the Deaf Girl Who could hear
When I think back to the moment when we learned our oldest daughter, Grace, was deaf, I realize that there are two things that would have helped make the experience easier: Immediate contact with at least one other mom who had been down the same road, and access to honest first-hand writing from a parents’ perspective on raising a deaf child.
With those two missing pieces in mind, I founded the Family to Family network in Washington, DC, an initiative that matches families of just-identified deaf and hard-of-hearing children with experienced families who can provide comfort and support. And, I started writing. Writing a book, The Deaf Girl Who Could Hear, writing articles, and writing posts for this site, BabbleOnWords.