i am so proud of my brother (he is on your far left). he is on gallaudet university baseball team. he plays first base. this picture is featured on usa today. of course, i was such a proud sister that we bought 7 of it!
go bison :)
there was a comment made today that fueled me up. someone said "Today there is no reason for anyone to be deaf anymore. Cochlear implants are available and work wonderfully. I hear better now with my cochlear implant than I ever did with hearing aids before my hearing completely disappeared."
wow- that was a huge insult. deaf people can about do anything but hear. it is such a beautiful culture and language. i am proud to be a part of it, it is a part of my skin. i am hard of hearing but i call myself deaf because of my family and friends. i wont ever get ci because it would help me hear better. they need to respect that some of us dont want it. if some of them want it, okay. i respect people's wishes. they need to respect ours. otherwise if you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all.
we have a lot of accomplished deaf people out there. lawyers, doctors, actors, teachers, designers, models, and many more.