Friday, October 10, 2008

Cochlear Kids

There is an amazing mother named VAL in Alabama who has two kids that are deaf. Who recently wrote a book about the two of them. I read the book as soon as I got it today and I couldnt put it down. Her book called " Im All Ears" is a must buy... im warning you, you need alot of tissues. I never cried so much in my life. She is a true inspiration to me because today I still wonder how these kids are getting by while parents sit back and do nothing about it and when these kids dont get the proper education they deserve. Seeing from a mothers point of view on how she copes and what she does for these kids really touches my heart.
Back when I was a child I struggled tremendously and till this day its the same. It's hard because my parents didnt know what to do I'm lucky I went to the audiologist & the ent ( ears, nose & throat doctor). My point is-- these days I see parents putting these deaf/hh kids into a public school without any help and it breaks my heart. When I graduated High School I knew I had to get a regular diploma I refused the " Special" Diploma and I graduated with a Regents thankfully somehow I got through it barely and I went on to college even though school was so tough. I continued to fight I went to college knowing nothing. I was in remdial classes which meant I was in 0 credits for 2 years learning college and basic level classes because I didnt get the proper education I was supposed to get. So reading Val's book really touched my heart and I am so proud of her even though I dont know her because of how much she does. Purchase her book today believe me when I tell you its a truly amazing book. Check out the website here

Val- this is for you.. Im sure you touched many lives.. You truly touched mine.. thanks for a wonderful book. Someday I would love to meet you to just give you one big Hug.


Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

Congrats on getting up your blog, Dani!!Keep posting the link on facebook...Lookin' good! Hugs, Jodi
Btw, everything you said about Val and the book is true, she has helped many families with her incredibly positive attitude...and I know what you've written just made her life!

Danielle said...

thanks im glad it did.